Bernie Ecclestone has reportedly handed over an estimated £170 million to the FIA in order to secure the recently announced Concorde Agreement.
Last week, the FIA confirmed that a Concorde Agreement had finally been signed off by motorsport's governing body and Bernie Ecclestone.
The FIA said in a statement that "this agreement provides the FIA with significantly improved financial means to pursue its regulatory missions and to reflect the enhanced role undertaken by the FIA in the Motor Sport."
And according to Kevin Eason at The Times, those improved finances are to the tune of "£124 million" over the eight years of the Agreement with a "cash sweetener worth more than £3 million simply to sign the deal."
Added to that, he reports that "there is also the offer of a 1 per cent share stake in the F1 business, if and when it is floated on the Singapore Stock Exchange. That alone could be worth $70 million to the FIA at present estimates."
However, it's not just Bernie who is forking out more and more to the FIA.
Increased entry fees from the teams will rake in another "£3 million a year" for the FIA, the "equivalent to a total package worth almost $133 million over the lifetime of the deal."
There's a bit of good news for Marussia, though, as having gone without, they have finally been offered a commercial deal by Ecclestone.