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THE Ferrari stated that she would be “very surprised” if the red bull to actually introduce a lighter chassis during the 2022 season of the formula 1highlighting the challenges that teams face in the context of the budget ceiling, but reinforced that perhaps the financial regulation is not yet “mature”.
At Spa, rumors arose about Red Bull being close to introducing a new chassis that could solve the overweight problem it has been trying to get around since the beginning of the year.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner said after the Spa race that “this chassis will carry over to the next races”, confirming it is the same one used in Hungary, while keeping a secret about the possible introduction of the lighter model before the end of the year.
Speaking about the possibility, Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto said he would be surprised to see Red Bull do this given the budget cap limitations, the enforcement of which remains “a concern” for him.
“We now have technical, sporting and financial regulations, which can make a difference between teams in terms of interpretation and execution. We know that we need a strong FIA to police properly, otherwise the regulations will not be fair and equitable.”
“Now I can’t judge Red Bull by the lighter chassis because, as you said, maybe it won’t happen. At Ferrari, we’ll never be able to introduce something like that or a different strategy throughout the year for one simple reason: the budget cap. very surprised if other teams can do this”.
Carlos Sainz, Ferrari F1-75, Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing RB18, Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB18
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Binotto said again after the Spa race that there are still many questions about the financial regulation because he “is not yet very mature”.
“The number of people in the FIA monitoring this is very small, so it is necessary to improve for the future. Because it will be very bad if a championship is dictated by the financial regulation, and not by the technical and sporting one.”