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McLaren 'pulls the handbrake' on updates due to F1 budget cap

McLaren has been forced to pause its development program for its MCL36 due to the uncertainty surrounding its budget cap. McLaren F1 boss Andreas Seidl has warned on multiple occasions that his outfit likely won't be able to complete the season without surpassing the sport's $140 million cost cap. For F1's top teams who run as close as possible to the spending limit, the latter is being severely challenged by rampant inflation, higher energy and freight costs and global supply chain issues that are placing an unforeseen extra burden on teams. To avoid overrunning F1's budget cap, putting upgrades on hold has become a necessity for McLaren, and perhaps others. Read also: Horner fears F1...
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