Discussions in the Spa paddock about the Belgian Grand Prix have suggested that Red Bull are planning to introduce an updated chassis in the near future to reduce the car weight problem they have faced since the start of the season. ‘year.
Red Bull F1 boss Christian Horner said after the race at Spa that “these chassis will work for the next races” and confirmed that the chassis that raced in Belgium were identical to those used in Hungary, although he remained coy on any possible move to introduce a lighter chassis before the end of the season.
Discuss the possibility, Ferrari Team principal Binotto admitted it would be surprising to see Red Bull do so given the constraints of the budget cap, the enforcement of which he said was “always a concern”.
“We now have the technical, sporting and financial regulations, which can make the difference between teams in how they interpret it and execute it,” Binotto said.
“We know we need a very strong FIA to focus properly, otherwise the regulations themselves will not be fair and just.
“Now I can’t judge on the Red Bull for lightweight [chassis], because as you said, maybe not. As Ferrari, we will never be able to introduce a lightweight chassis or a different strategy over the course of a season, just to limit the budget.
“I would be very surprised if other teams would be able to do that.”
Carlos Sainz, Ferrari F1-75, Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing RB18, Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB18
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Binotto has previously raised concerns about how the FIA will be able to police the budget cap rules, saying F1’s governing body will need to expand its team dedicated to enforcing them.
Binotto said after the Spa race there was “a big question mark” over the financial settlement as he is “very green at the moment”.
“The number of people watching him at the FIA is very low, so he needs to improve for the future,” Binotto said.
“Because it will be really bad if a championship is somehow dictated by financial and not technical and sporting regulations.”
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