There has been talk for months about mergers of Formula 1 racing teams. Much of this appears to have been occasioned by the desire of the Formula One group to save some money and have only 10 teams, although this makes precious little sense given that a solid group of 10 teams would mean that at least two of them could cruise and collect, rather than having to fight for money, something which Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has never liked.
The truth is that racing teams can never really merge. The money from one might switch to another, in order for a team name to be preserved, or something along those lines, but the reality is that one team would be wiped out, although perhaps a few important people might be switched to the other operation – if they were deemed to be sufficiently brilliant to make that a worthwhile move. In reality, when you have two teams you have a complete duplication of roles and thus people have to go. It depends on the management, but the logical development is that the people a team boss knows will be retained and newcomers would be axed.