Vasseur points to Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes: 'Answer is clearly no'

13-08-2021 13:37 | Updated: 13-08-2021 13:47
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Vasseur points to Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes: 'Answer is clearly no'

The FIA has been working hard in recent years to reduce the differences in Formula 1. That is why it chose to set up a budget cap, among other things, with which Frederic Vasseur is still very satisfied.

The Alfa Romeo team boss saw that the smaller teams were finding it increasingly difficult to stay financially healthy. "I don't think we have to ask ourselves if Alfa Romeo had stayed through the budget cap. The question should be whether the teams, alongside Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes, could have otherwise maintained themselves in Formula One. The answer is clearly no," Vasseur remarked in conversation with AUTOhebdo.

According to Vasseur, this was impossible, leading to several teams leaving Formula 1. "It was not directly about the future of Alfa Romeo in the sport, but more about the future of Formula One itself. Last year, because of the cost reduction and the redistribution of prize money, it was simply survival."

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