Ferrari signs new Concorde deal for $50-million annual bonus 28 March, 2012 Bernie Ecclestone with Fernando Alonso Mar.28 (GMM) Ferrari’s acceptance of the 2013 Concorde Agreement reportedly involves a $50 million annual fee to the Maranello based team. It is believed that the Italian glamour team has now finalised its commercial agreement with Bernie Ecclestone. The same is reportedly true for fellow top teams McLaren and Red Bull, whose annual additional fee is, according to German newsmagazine Der Spiegel, $35 million apiece. Ecclestone wanted to announce the conclusion of successful Concorde Agreement negotiations in Malaysia, but major teams including Mercedes and Williams were yet to sign up. Instead, the F1 chief executive released a statement saying deals had been done with ‘the majority’ of the teams. Mercedes, in particular, is more than unhappy. “It can ot be,” a Daimler insider is quoted as saying, “that transparency from our business partners is lacking regarding a contract through 2020.” Subbed by AJN. Related NewsAlonso not sure why Raikkonen slowerAll Ferrari efforts now on 2015 reveals AlonsoAlonso: Mercedes has surprised everybodyRaikkonen: Mattiacci is the guy we needRicciardo: Ferrari dream is just a clicheContract may allow Alonso to leave FerrariLauda: I apologise to Ferrari, Luca and Italian fansAlonso hints that Raikkonen must improveLauda: McLaren and Ferrari have sh*t carsAlonso: Hockenheim best race of season so far Alex It’s very complicated, tricky and sneaky. I’m glad F1 is a monarchy with Bernie running it. Teams come and go, F1 is there every season. It’s harder now with companies trying to impose their short term interest in F1. Why short term. If they were committed to F1 we would have BMW, Honda, Toyota factory teams that would have been participating/trying their best each year no matter the outcome (Like Ferrari, McLaren, Williams, etc). F1 would just be part of their balance sheet. But we live in greedy world. Best of health to Bernie!