Reviews: McLaren team boss SEIDL: monitoring the budget ceiling works

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McLaren-Teamchef Andreas Seidl ist mit der neuen Budgetobergrenze zufrieden © Motorsport images McLaren team boss Andreas Seidl is satisfied with the new budget ceiling

in the season 2021 there was a novelty in the formula 1. For the first time, all teams were in the premier class obliged to comply with a budget ceiling. Maximum $ 145 million was allowed to spend the racing stables last year - , however, with numerous exceptions and some issues.

Currently, among other things, it is discussed whether the additional sprint races 2022 should result in a higher budget cover. Other big issues are also how to punish offenses in the future and whether the monitoring of the complex rules through the FIA ​​will work at all.

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"If the budget cover can be safely monitored and for all the same, I have no problem with it. But I see some gray zones, and that worried me," said Adrian Newey from Red Bull, for example, last year in the interview with 'Auto engine and sport'.

"I am very satisfied with the whole process," but McLaren team boss Andreas Seidl makes it clear. He see "No red flags," say no possibilities for the teams to deal with the regulations. He also explains: "I have fully confidence in the system and the FIA."

Background: Already last year, several teams spoke against sporty penalties for violations of the new financial regulations of Formula 1. This means that bypass could be punished for example with fines, but not with scores or even a World Cup exclusion.

Seidl explains that he assumes that it would give the "right penalty" for the appropriate offense - as would it look like. "It's no secret that we are big supporters of these rules," reminds Seidl at McLarens attitude to the budget ceiling in the formula 1.

and after the first year you seem to be satisfied in Woking. Seidl is definitely "very, very confident" that the new rules match the field "with regard to the budget". For this there is now a few issues more ...

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