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Old 05-06-2013, 11:35 AM   #878
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Williams just doesn't have the money anymore. Their disastrous relationship with BMW made the team a poster child for Spanky's campaign to reduce F1's dependence on manufacturers. Left without a top tier engine before (arguably during) BMW's tenure, Williams slid in competitiveness and I suspect their budgets began to shrink.

With McLaren losing their Vodaphone sponsorship -- and soon to lose their Mercedes engines -- you can see the similarities. Looking for a principal sponsor while struggling on the track is not a good place to be.
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