F1 Teams Reallocate €400,000 In Annual Budget For 2021

Aug 07, 08:58 PM

If we managed an F1 team, we would keep aside €400,000 of our annual budget for 2021 to pre-pay the FIA.

Could the FIA be setting a new precedent in Formula 1 after their ruling in the Renault-Racing Point protest? Picture this for 2021: a team could copy a rival's car (the Racing Point way!), pre-pay €400,000 as a penalty to the FIA, start the season with -15 points and go racing!

In this Pits To Podium segment, Soumil and Kunal discuss the ruling - one that still allows Racing Point to retain their competitive advantage. Will Mercedes be implicated at some stage? How deep can this protest against Racing Point's copying of Mercedes' W10 go? Tune in!

Btw, here's our '5 things to watch for' episode for the upcoming 70th Anniversary Grand Prix!

(Season 2020, Episode 36)

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Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt
Image: Racing Point