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Unequal Formula 1 Prize Money Distribution Continues to Hurt Smaller Teams

Formula One brought in nearly $2 billion in 2015, yet unequal revenue distribution is still threatening the future of some teams. Despite finishing second in the constructors' championship last year, Ferrari will receive $21 million more in prize money than any other team this year, according to Autosport's Dieter Rencken and Lawrence Barretto. More than half of Ferrari's $192 million payout comes in the form of various bonuses, though, rather than for their 2015 performance. Meanwhile, Sauber's financial problems meant their 2016 car was not ready for the first pre-season test and the team has been late paying their staff. "If you try to explain to people out there the kind of income the sport generates—and it has, year by year,...

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