Formula 1 is a sport that arguably consumes money like no other on the planet. The sums involved are vast and, to be player, you have to have access to some serious cash. Fortunately – just like with thoroughbred horse racing's standing as the "sport of kings" – the prestige and status of F1 attracts some of the wealthiest people on the planet. So let’s take a look at them... As an entrée, just think about that Claro sticker on the rear wing of the Red Bull Racing car. Claro is the South American part of America Movil, a Forbes Global 2000 telecoms group that employs almost 200,000 staff and is headquartered in Mexico City – its reported revenues are north of $50 billion. Its chairman, Carlos Slim Helu, has a current net worth of $62.8 billion, according to Forbes – at the time of writing, he’s the world's 16 th richest man. He – along with son Carlos Slim Domit – has been the financial force behind driver Sergio Perez, who joined the team in 2021. His career has … [Read more...] about Who Are The Richest People In Formula 1?
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Ferrari put on display five special edition vehicles at the Paris Motor Show to honor its 70th anniversary. Alongside the jaw-dropping LaFerrari Aperta , Ferrari today unveiled five special editions of its most popular models at the 2016 Paris Motor Show - the 488 GTB, the California T, the 488 Spider (x2), and the F12berlinetta. Each one honors a legend on the track, and features a special paint scheme to match. Ferrari F12berlinetta "The Stirling" So let’s go down the line; the Ferrari F12berlinetta “The Stirling,” honors the legendary Stirling Moss, of course, and the 250 GT Berlinetta SWB he was piloting when he took home the 1961 Tourist Trophy. It features a Blu Scuro racing livery complete with a horizontal white stripe on the hood and a number roundel on the door panel. Ferrari 488GTB "The Schumacher" The 488GTB “The Schumacher,” pays homage to the legendary success of Michael Schumacher, his iconic F2003-GA F1 car, and the … [Read more...] about Ferrari reveals five special 70th anniversary liveries in Paris
Brown's main argument was his frustration regarding the current decision making process in F1 – and specifically the way some teams are obliged to follow the lead of their power unit supplier or commercial partner, and how that can potentially skew the voting. It’s been a contentious issue for decades. Of course, no team is going to vote against its current supplier on specific matters relating to power unit regulations, and everyone understands and accepts that. However when that support extends to other areas, and smaller teams appear to be backing their big brothers to their own detriment, then it becomes more controversial. It’s not hard to identify the groupings. Ferrari can potentially call on Alfa Romeo and Haas, both of which not only use Maranello technology but also currently run a young driver backed by their engine supplier. In Alfa’s case there’s also an extra direct commercial connection via the manufacturer that lends its name to the former Sauber outfit. … [Read more...] about How McLaren hopes to help F1 with its secret ballots call
You can actually buy this menacing tank destroyer. Whenever the word “Hellcat” comes up in a discussion between two gearheads, the 707-hp Charger and Challenger pair springs to mind. However, Dodge wasn’t the first car manufacturer to use the nameplate as back in the 1940s there was a Buick-badged Hellcat. That being said, it took the shape of a frightening tank destroyer and went on to become the “fastest full-tracked, armored fighting vehicle of World War II,” according to Auctions America. Manufactured only in 1943 and 1944 by Buick, the M18 was built in over 2,500 units. One of them will soon be up for grabs for anyone willing to pay the estimated auction price of $275,000 to $350,000. Tipping the scales at roughly 20 tons, this very special Hellcat is about 10 times heavier than a Charger SRT Hellcat and is considerably slower as it will only do 55 mph (88 kph) whereas the Dodge maxes out at 204 mph (328 kph). You might also like: Rezvani Tank Gets V6 Engine … [Read more...] about Buick Made Its Own Hellcat Before Dodge Challenger
Fortunately – just like with thoroughbred horse racing’s standing as the ‘sport of kings’ – the prestige and status of F1 attracts some of the wealthiest people on the planet. So let’s take a look at them... As an entrée, just think about that Claro sticker on the rear wing of the Red Bull Racing car. Claro is the South American part of America Movil, a Forbes Global 2000 telecoms group that employs almost 200,000 staff and is headquartered in Mexico City – its reported revenues are north of $50billion. Its chairman, Carlos Slim Helu, has a current net worth of $62.8billion, according to Forbes – at the time of writing, he’s the world’s 16th richest man. Red Bull Racing RB16B rear wing endplate Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images He – along with son Carlos Slim Domit – has been the financial force behind driver Sergio Perez, who joined the team in 2021. His career has been intrinsically linked to the Slim family via their Telmex telecoms company, which … [Read more...] about Who are the richest people in Formula 1?