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Helmut Marko cautions F1 against ‘degenerating into an accountant’s championship'

Red Bull adviser, Dr Helmut Marko, has revealed that the team had to make some cuts to accommodate for the $140 million budget cap introduced at the start of this season. The first-ever cap was introduced last season, and stood at $145 million. No one fell foul of that, although Williams were fined for failing to disclose their expenses in time after the 2021 season. The money has to be spread out between freight transportation, production of parts, testing of parts, wind tunnel use, man and woman hours in the factory, damage repairs and more. That all adds up over the course of a season, particularly with the rate of inflation as it is currently, so the FIA agreed to bump it back up to...
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