'Budget ceiling thwarts top Formula 1 teams in winter test strategy'

28-01-2022 13:20 | Updated: 28-01-2022 14:56
by GPblog.com
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'Budget ceiling thwarts top Formula 1 teams in winter test strategy'

Formula One teams are busy preparing for the new season. However, due to the new regulations, there is still plenty of work to be done, leaving them with interesting considerations, as stated by Auto, Motor und Sport.

Since it takes a lot of work for the teams to send a good car to the track, every day to work on the car seems to be an advantage. Therefore, several teams are reportedly considering sending a base car onto the track during the winter tests in Barcelona to give them extra time to work on the car.

However, the teams opting for the base car know that they will lose more money. Therefore, the decision is almost impossible for teams such as Mercedes, Red Bull Racing and Ferrari, but McLaren could well opt for this variant. Therefore, the British racing stable is said to be considering the option.

Top teams keep their nerve

For the top teams, it doesn't have to be a big problem right away. By testing the new car in Spain, they have the opportunity to already work on the details. Therefore, the teams would not fear another decision from McLaren. The first race is scheduled in just under two months, when the Formula One teams travel to Bahrain.

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