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Money makes the wheels turn

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Manufacturers have their own agenda for being in F1. It can never be described as an inexpensive activity.


14 May 2020
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Money makes the wheels turn

Lewis Hamilton during winter weather testing at Barcelona. (Photo by Rudy Carezzevoli/Getty Images).

It is just over a month since Frederic Vasseur, team boss of Alfa Romeo F1, indicated that teams must become more flexible to ensure the future of the sport. He was referring to the ongoing discussions regarding a F1 team budget cap – a hot issue for many years. Recent discussions have resulted in a cap set at $175-million (R3.2-billion) for the year. Several of the less financially sound teams want that reduced by a further $75 million, but not everyone agrees. One pushing for the $100-million cost cap is McLaren’s Zak Brown, who believes if this is not accepted...

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