Helmut Marko terms Ferrari’s claim ‘Nonsense’ about Red Bull having spent 75% of their 2022 Formula 1 Budget

Red Bull advisor, Hemlut Marko expands on the claims by the Ferrari about the team having spent 75% of the allotted 2022 Formula 1 budget.

Helmut Marko

The 2022 season of Formula 1 is one like no other in the history of the sport. This year witnesses a massive rule change, which introduce factors like ground effect cars and a cost cap on budget in the sport. The teams that sit on the top in this new era of the sport are Ferrari and the Red Bull. The two rivals have exploited the rules better than any other team in the paddock and are locked in a season long battle in the constructors world championship.

At each race weekend, each team learns more and more about its fresh package. Thus, has introduced a battle for car development in this year. The budget allocated to each team is $140 million for the 21 races, and $1.2 million addition for each Grand Prix that exceeds the 21 figure. Ferrari boss, Mattia Binotto after the Miami race said he was confident that Red Bull would not be able to keep up with the development aspect. Further adding, that the raging bulls have spent as much as 75% of their budget. However, Helmut Marko shuts down these allegations about his team, terming them ‘nonsense’

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Ferrari and Red Bull are in the same boat opines Helmut Marko

The Red Bull advisor elaborated on Red Bull having spent more than Ferrari by saying, “I don’t think so. It’s true that the increased logistics costs are a problem. But that’s true not only us, but also Ferrari and all other teams. I don’t think that we are in a significantly different position than Ferrari in this respect. Especially since I wonder how they affect that Carlos Sainz has crashed the car several times. That can’t be cheap.”

The new Formula 1 cars have a minimum weight limit set at 798kgs for the season. Most teams have been unable to reach this figure and have their packages above the minimum. Marko commented about the overweight RB18 by saying “We plan our updates in such a way that we always lose weight with every update, because unfortunately we still haven’t reached the minimum weight. And we will not quite reach it with the next update.”

Many teams in the paddock have had to remove significant amount of paint from their cars to reach the minimum figure. Red Bull and Ferrari both struggle with this as well. Both the teams walk into each race weekend as the favourites to grab the maximum points, but it remains to be seen who can outsmart the rival by using the upgrades most efficiently.

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