As the Formula 1 teams packed up for the last time in 2011 at Interlagos on Sunday night, you could have been forgiven for thinking that in the super rich world of grand prix racing, it would be back-to-back title winners Red Bull Racing that would be walking out of the paddock as the highest paid team on the grid.
After all, its record over the past two seasons is unmatched - and no rival outfit can come anywhere close to boasting about its run of results.
Red Bull has secured both drivers' championships, both constructors' championships - as well as winning 23 of the last 40 races, and 13 of the last 20. It has also been on the podium at every race this season, apart from Abu Dhabi.
Yet, despite all that success, thanks to the quirky nature of F1's top secret prize money fund, it is not Red Bull that comes out on top - and not even McLaren that has been its closest challenger this year. Instead, it is again Ferrari that - despite winning just one race this year and finishing third in the constructors' championship - heads into the winter happy in the knowledge that it will take the biggest slice of income among the teams.
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