Competing in the F1 with a high R&D budget is the most powerful strategyhttp://www.automobilsport.com/race-categories--24/race-categories--24,199162,Competing-in-the-F1-with-a-high-RD-budget-is-the-most-powerful-strategy,news.htm
- Yvonne van Everdingen
Reference type: Quoted
- AutoMobilSport.nl (Online)
- Automotive World (Magazine)
Yvonne van Everdingen, Associate Professor of Marketing at the Rotterdam School of Management, has been mentioned in an article. The article discusses that research-intense car manufacturers have more to gain from competing in the F1 championship than advertising-intense car manufacturers. She states that ''Some car manufacturers choose to compete in F1 with their own teams and gear instead of just sponsoring, as we see in sports such as motorbike racing, cycling, and skiing. Brands that compete in F1, such as Daimler and Honda, and invest at least €3.8 billion annually in research and development do better in terms of innovation performance than other manufacturers such as Fiat and Renault that invest less. These findings can guide sports gear manufacturers to assess the potential outcomes of competing and guide them when allocating budgets between competing in sports competitions, R&D, and advertising.''