Some of the teams already bring an extra chassis and there should be an abundance of F1-grade equipment and staff on the market now... Red Bull could probably use their unique position to field a fifth car at a day's notice as long as Renault is able to supply the extra engines.unexisting!
it's only 5 more months till the start of the new season. now way the teams kind find, hire and train capable staff, make a complete car from scratch, and trick out additional trailers etc to haul the extra stuff around
there simply isn't enough time left...
I doubt Bernie would object to them giving the working car to a championship contender especially if the third car was a rotating seat for young drivers. The bigger teams probably already have suitably qualified mechanics, engineers, etc at the factory anyway. Running a third car obviously wouldn't affect the R&D much.extra chassis is for when one of the top dogs crashes during practice or quali.
even with 3 cars, they still would need the additional chassis
and i don't know about that abundance of F1-grade staff. haven't the best been snatched away by the WEC teams?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/30107277McLaren will wait until December before announcing their driver line-up for next season.
Spain's Fernando Alonso is expected to leave Ferrari to join the team.
But it is not clear whether McLaren want to retain Britain's Jenson Button or Kevin Magnussen alongside him.
McLaren's Twitter account stated: "Guys, we know you're awaiting news on our driver line-up. We'll announce after 1 December - you'll hear it here first. All eyes now on Abu Dhabi."
http://www1.skysports.com/f1/news/24184/9570867/its-official-fernando-alonso-to-leave-ferrari-at-the-end-of-2014-season-team-confirmFerrari have finally officially confirmed Formula 1?s worst-kept secret ? Fernando Alonso is leaving the team to be replaced by Sebastian Vettel for 2015.
He was gambling. His initial intention was to use a possible McLaren or Mercedes seat as leverage to extract more money from Ferrari, but that plan was shot down when Vettel announced that he was leaving RB and Marko and Mateschitz announced that he was Maranello-bound. Suddenly his bargaining tool vanished and Mattiachi told Fernando where to shove it on the Thursday before the Japanese GP.Alonso didn't want to leave because there is no free seat at Merc or RB
if one of those had a seat free, he would rival the flash in his speed to go place his signature...
That would make him a hippocrite though. He slammed Vettel last year saying it was all the car and not the driver and - lo and behold - this years he whores about to get into a superior car. He had five seasons in a Ferrari. Schumacher had rebuilt the team from a shambolic operation into an almost unbeatable force in exactly the same time. Maybe Alonso just isn't a leader. Things like blackmailing McLaren suggest that Alonso deludes himself into thinking he's bigger than the team and that doesn't work in Maranello. He's one heck of a driver, but build a team - he can't. That's where I think Vettel will do better. Sure, results won't come in a matter of weeks, but he learned from a close friend called 'Michael Schumacher'. I think it won't take him 5 years to win a title in red.He'd have already decided to try to make a move elsewhere around Melbourne when the performance of the Ferrari became clear. After Monza would have been the final push, when the Alonso super-fans management was replaced by one that wanted results not excuses.
Based on what, exactly? Vettel had everything in place when he joined RBR and he was fortunate enough to join the team with the best aerodynamicist around during a time when finding downforce solutions was really hard. He did no building of no team, it was all there for him.He's one heck of a driver, but build a team - he can't. That's where I think Vettel will do better. Sure, results won't come in a matter of weeks, but he learned from a close friend called 'Michael Schumacher'. I think it won't take him 5 years to win a title in red.