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Alfa-produced gearbox avoided team being 'killed' by cost cap

Alfa Romeo team boss Fred Vasseur says that using a gearbox casing on its 2022 car produced in-house at Hinwil avoided the team being "killed" by F1's budget cap constraints. Teams are operating on $140 million cost limit this season that has been stringently managed to the dollar from the outset. Alfa relies on its technical partnership with Ferrari for its engine and gearbox, among other components. But this year, the Swiss outfit chose to produce its own carbon fibre casing which allows it to position at will the pickup positions of its rear suspension. But that’s not the only benefit enjoyed by Alfa Romeo, as the cost of the in-house element is significantly lower than the...
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