Horner: How F1 can sort its cost crisis

Horner: How F1 can sort its cost crisis

It's no secret that Christian Horner doesn't want a budget cap in F1, but that doesn't mean he's got his head in the sand over costs, as he insists to DIETER RENCKEN

Anybody familiar with the FIA's Friday 'team principals' press conference at grands prix will know that Red Bull Racing team boss Christian Horner is totally anti any form of regimented cost control, be it via cost (or budget) caps, or imposed resource restrictions.

Cynics suggest it is easy to adopt that stance when your team owner is Dietrich Mateschitz - the Austrian former toiletries salesman who went on to turn an obscure Thai energy drink into a personal fortune estimated at £5billion - but Horner, a 40-year-old former racing driver-turned-team owner-turned-serial title-winning Formula 1 team boss has been consistent in his desire to reduce F1's costs.

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