F1 customer car cost benefits overblown, says Tost
Toro Rosso team leader Franz Tost considers customer automobiles is not going to produce as striking a price economy to F1 as some consider.
With Formula 1's largest teams now assessing a method for customer autos to operate later on if necessary, Tost says he's sceptical regarding the general gains.
For although there's no doubt it could conserve smaller teams cost when it comes to design and building, there would be a cost to pay for buying an automobile from a huge competition.
Talking to Motorsport.com, Tost said: "It'd without a doubt be an excellent method to begin to get a group coming in to Formula 1, like was the case with Toro Rosso.
"Now I 've just a little bit the feeling people underestimate the prices to get a customer team as it's not as economical as they all believe.
"If you desire to be a aggressive client group then you are going to need to purchase from a leading group. Plus they're going to be working in a higher degree, not only in the technical side but additionally in the monetary side.
"It is going to be somewhat pricey; it is not going to be for nothing."
Approximately half the best teams' budget
With prices so high right now, Tost doesn't consider a customer ensemble will be capable to function at significantly less than half the budget of the large teams.
"On one aspect it's going to be more economical because you do not have entire prices for R&D, for wind tunnels and all this sort of things," he stated.
"But you've to assemble the components, which costs money.
"I believe it could be around 40-50% of the [best groups'] budget."
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