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Brown: $100m cap demand was a tactic

Zak Brown led the charge for F1's budget cap to be slashed to $100m but says that was merely a tactic to get a lower cap. Last year the Formula 1 teams agreed to introduce a budget cap of $175 million in 2021. However, with the start of this year's championship delayed by more than three months, teams haemorrhaged money and entered talks to lower the cap. While F1's big teams initially agreed to $150m, some teams – led by McLaren – pushed for $100m. The teams eventually compromised on $145m for 2021 which will fall to $130m by 2023. Brown explained to Auto Motor und Sport: 'It is a common tactic to make higher demands to get what is acceptable in the end. 'I think we met in the...
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