Every beginning of year means one thing. The next season of Formula 1 is about to begin! In this selection are highlighted the 10 most valuable teams of Formula 1, which entered this year’s competition and are classified by value.
The values used are the annual evaluation of the formula 1 teams of Forbes, which uses the financial values of 2013, along with known, budget revenue, sponsorship and investment data.
10° Manor – $ 90,000,000 *
Last season Marussia was one of the 2 teams entering the administration thanks to terrible finances and debt. This is where the asterisk on the value appears.
Marussia met some new investors and in Melbourne will be on the track. Now officially known as Manor Motorsport, the team has a reported budget of around $ 60,000,000.
9° Toro Rosso-$ 150,000,000
So, the Austrian beverage company Red Bull has 2 Formula 1 teams. The first is Red Bull Racing, the team that won 4 titles in a row between 2010 and 2013. The other is that Toro Rosso is Italian for Red Bull. Last season finished in seventh and accumulated 30 points. Not bad for operating with a recipe and budget of less than $ 90,000,000 each.
8° Sauber-$ 155,000,000
Sauber Motorsports was founded in the 1970 and participated in his first F1 race in 1993. In F1, Sauber developed a reputation with its partnerships with Red Bull and BMW.
But that was until 2010, when they entered F1 as an independent team. Since then, the team did not reach top places to sixth place and ended up with a disappointing 10th last season.
7° Force India-$ 160,000,000
The Silverstone-based team has a reputation for being a half-time table when it comes to the final ranking of the season. In 2014, Force India reached 155 points and sixth place overall in the standings of the teams.
6° Lotus-$ 245,000,000
The current Lotus F1 Team, as it is officially known, was born of Renault F1 that Benetton was created that had originally come from Toleman Motorsport. Although again, this current team entered for the first time in F1 race in 2012, and won 2 races and established 24 podium finishes since then.
5° Williams – $ 380,000,000
Officially known as Williams Martini Racing, Williams was formed in 1977 and won a total of 9 Teams Championships and 7 drivers Championships. The big question remains whether Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas can improve what they did last season, helping Williams in terms of value and team points. In 2014, the Williams was in 3° in constructors.
4° Mercedes-$ 560,000,000
The 2014 season was dominated from top to bottom by Mercedes AMG Petronas F1. And driven by PU106 impressive power unit and led by drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, Mercedes was excellent. They finished at the top of the podium at all stages, except in 3 races, and managed to almost 300 points at the end of the season. In 2014, was champion Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg was vice.
3° Red Bull – $ 640,000,000
Just a few years ago, Red Bull dominated the racing world. This golden era no doubt helped Red Bull improve its value significantly. Then, last season, new regulations came into effect that saw the introduction of the turbocharged 1.6 L.
The change of pilot was not good for Vettel, his number one position was filled by Daniel Ricciardo, the only driver to win a GP Mercedes not from last season.
2° McLaren – $ 810,000,000
It is the second oldest still running F1 team, McLaren has been in business since 1963 when Bruce McLaren founded the team. Since then, the team won 8 Championship teams and 12 drivers Championships, the last of which was claimed in 2008 by Lewis Hamilton.
However, things could take a turn for the better this season, with pilot Fernando Alonso from Ferrari and Honda, which are also on board as a supplier of engines in a deal worth about $ 100,000,000 per year.
1° Ferrari – $ 1.35 billion
In terms of evaluation, Scuderia Ferrari is head and shoulders above the rest. In terms of development of sports in the world, the Ferrari is sorted near the number 1 of the NHL, Toronto Maple Leafs, valued at $ 1.3 billion.
The most successful team is also the oldest surviving original team and has competed at the World Championships since 1950. Handling the famous prancing horse around various circuits of the world have had some of the biggest names, including Niki Lauda, Alain Prost, Fernando Alonso, and Michael Schumacher.
With an income of $ 460,000,000 and budget of approximately $ 400,000,000, the Italian team looks set to continue a financial heavyweight in the world of F1 for the foreseeable future.