The Weekly Grapevine

The Weekly Grapevine

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Precisely a month has passed since the FIA's World Motor Sport Council approved the concept of a voluntary budget cap (arbitrarily set at £30m per annum for a two-car team), yet there has been surprisingly little movement among Formula 1's existing teams despite the seeming financial and technical advantages the concept provides.

The concept, after all, promises an element of technical freedom – adjustable wings and less restricted engines – in return for subscribing (and complying) with the cap, so it should be attractive to independent and manufacturer teams alike.

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