Honda's withdrawal from F1 has raised concerns about whether other manufacturers will withdraw from F1. Daimler Group CEO Kang Linsong emphasized that it would be "crazy" to leave F1 under the premise of a clear development direction.
Kang Linsong said that the cost of F1 does need to fall, but it makes no sense to leave without ignoring the changing trend of F1 and the growing young audience.
Kang Linsong made this statement in an interview with a German business magazine. "At the beginning of this year we reassessed our obligations to F1," he said. "The price of TV broadcasts is rising significantly. Interest in F1 is rising on all continents around the world. A large number of young fans have reached out to F1 through social media and streaming. If we abandon her now, aren't we crazy?"
康林松在接受德国商业杂亚博App手机版志采访时发表了这一声明。他说：“今年年初，我们重新评估了对F1的义务。” “电视广播的价格正在显着上涨。世界各地对F1的兴趣都在上升。大量年轻粉丝通过社交媒体和流媒体与F1取得了联系。如果我们现在亚博App手机版抛弃她，我们是否会发疯呢？ ？
The structure of the revenue sources of the Mercedes F1 team has changed, which means that this team is no longer simply consuming the resources of the group. In fact, with the introduction of the budget cap, sponsors such as Ineos have joined. Mercedes believes that the F1 team will become a profit center.
Kang Linsong revealed that the CFO of Daimler Group is pleased with the fact that the F1 team has cut costs in half and obtained new advertising sponsors. "Our F1 team will transform from a cost center into a valuable company, almost the same as the Bayern Munich football team," he said.
Although environmental issues have always plagued traditional car manufacturers, Kang Linsong pointed out that F1's hybrid drive and the use of sustainable fuels are in the right direction. "We will continue to realize the hybridization of civilian vehicles, and we can switch to artificial fuels," he said. "F1 will also be carbon neutral. Otherwise, this event will really become history."
尽管环境问题一直困扰着传统汽车制造商，但康林松指出，F1的混合动力驱动和可持续燃料的使用是正确的方向。他说：“我们将继续实现民用车辆的混合动力，并可以转向人造燃料。” “ F1也将是碳中和的。否则，这一事件将真正成为历史。”