2022 season final with only three teams?

8:19 am

2022 season final with only three teams?

Sounds dumb, but it’s a scenario that Red Bull boss Christian Horner is now predicting. The background is the current row over the budget cap, which Red Bull and many other teams want to raise – again.

“I think the FIA ​​needs to look at the inflation issue,” Horner said, adding: “Seven teams probably will have to skip the last four races to stay within the limit this year.”

Or in other words: in his opinion, the teams will simply run out of money at the end of the season if the budget ceiling is not increased. “It’s not just about the big difference this time around,” he explains.

Many midfield teams also have major problems with the current inflation. Horner expects things could go wrong in the second half of the season. Formula 1 is also affected by current inflation.

For example, shipping costs will be “four times more”. However, not all teams seem to have a problem staying within the cost cap…

09:44 AM

From the locker of curiosity…

The traditional football game with celebrities is part of the pre-program for the Monaco Grand Prix every year. This time there was a small incident between Formula 1 President Stefano Domenicali and former Formula 1 driver Daniel Cugat…

Let’s put it this way: Domenicali cannot be accused of non-compliance! Here is her video:


9:31 AM

Barcelona coach explains the problems

We reported problems at the track at the weekend. Many local fans have complained of disastrous conditions, for example with regard to arrival and departure as well as the supply of spectators.

Track director Josep Luis Santamaria now admits that some “mistakes” were made. For example, twice as many people used trains to Montmelo this year than in 2019, when the last regular league race was held.

2020 and 2021 also launched in Barcelona. However, due to Corona, no or hardly any spectators were allowed. Especially on Friday, there were more spectators than expected on the track.

“We expected 25,000 and 54,000 to arrive,” Santamaria said. The supply problems were caused by rising temperatures, because people simply drank more water.

To be honest, it seems to me that he is quite ready!


09:09 am

Schumacher blames Ferrari drivers

Leclerc could do nothing to lose the World Cup lead in Barcelona. Without engine damage, he probably would have won the race. But Ralf Schumacher believes that not only Carlos Sainz is making “many mistakes” this year.

“Both Ferrari drivers” have had a consistency problem this season, says the Sky expert: “Ferrari was definitely the best car at the start of the season.”

Schumacher said Sainz and Leclerc “in my opinion, have not given up on that”. For example, Sainz retired after a mistake in Melbourne and spun again recently in his home race.

Leclerc threw the safe podium with a foul at Imola and also underwent several training sessions. So Schumacher advises Ferrari with a smile to take “more spare parts” with them to Monaco …


Clearly Schumacher: ‘Both drivers got very little from Ferrari’

Ralf Schumacher finds clear words after repeated mistakes by Charles Lillerc and Carlos Sainz and believes the drivers missed a big chance with Ferrari (Video time: 45 seconds)


8:52 AM

Congratulation!

Today’s congratulations to the colleagues at Box to Box Films, who won a Sports Emmy with their documentary Formula 1: Drive to Survive.

As is well known, opinions differ about the Netflix documentary. Even we in the editorial office do not agree.

As is known, Max Verstappen boycotts the entire project – for reasons I fully understand personally. However, of course, congratulations on my part too!


8:36 am

Alpine against the increase

For example, Alpine is against increasing the budget ceiling – despite inflation. “We’re not in favor of that,” says team leader Otmar Szafnauer. “We budgeted early and expected a little bit of inflation,” he explains.

“It was no surprise to us,” he shrugged. The trend was already forecast in December. This is the time of year when teams set their budget for the new season.

Although he admits that shipping costs have gone up more than expected. “But we still [unter dem Kostendeckel]. And if we can do that, surely others can too.”

If in doubt, you will simply have to hold back a little in the development of the car in order to get more money for shipping costs and the like.


8:07 AM

Monaco is coming!

Yes, that is the case with back-to-back races… Hello and welcome to a new edition of our Formula 1 live stream! It looks like we just left Barcelona when the next Grand Prix in Monaco approaches. The cars may not be on the track until Friday, but the initial program is already well underway in the emirate.

So let’s get started right away! Robin Zimmerman accompanies you throughout the day at this stage. If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints, you can use our contact form. You can also find us on Facebook, TwitterInstagram, YouTube, and if you have any questions, use the Twitter hashtag #FragMST.

Here you can read our live tape from Tuesday again!

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