Tost: Manufacturers invested too much money

By on Sunday, November 6, 2011

Franz Tost, Scuderia Toro Rosso team principal

For many years, the general belief was that Formula 1 would not be able to survive without the big car manufacturers. Time has proven that idea wrong, though: most car manufacturers are now gone and small teams like the old Minardi, now Toro Rosso, are still there and producing respectable results.

When asked about this matter, Toro Rosso team boss, Franz Tost told SpotWoche: “The car manufacturers simply invested too much money in Formula 1. That was not necessary. I do not need 800 or 1000 employees. On the contrary, with so many employees, I would not be able to have the flexibility that is necessary to be successful in F1. With such a high number of employees, the processes and procedures are so complicated, that the race would already have been over when I received the parts or the results of the analysis.”

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