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McLaren boss hits out at rivals 'holding the sport hostage' over budget cap

Article To news overview © McLaren McLaren boss Zak Brown has accused some rival teams of trying to win world titles "with chequebooks", expressing frustration at "ongoing lobbying" to increase the recently-introduced budget cap. F1's cost cap came into play for the 2021 season, with teams initially limited to a budget of $145 million, which drops to $140m for 2022 and finally $135m for 2023. However, Brown says certain teams have been pushing to raise the cost cap by "an inordinate amount of money" to account for Sprint race crash damage, which he feels is "a thinly veiled attempt" to protect their competitive advantage – an apparent dig at the...
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