However, the original plan is a bit watered down. The cost brake will not come in 2021 with the desired cap of $ 150 million, but only in 2023. For some teams, he might be late. Force India , Williams and McLaren are desperately waiting for the rules to pass a pass.
It is still being discussed in which steps the budgets should be lowered to the final goal. The big teams want a three-step cut: 200 million in 2021, then 175 for 2022, and finally 150 million. The small teams are proposing a tightened version: 170-160-150 million. Also, it is not yet clear which costs should be integrated into the budget cover. According to current plans, driver salaries, marketing and operating costs are not included. "The driver's fees are one of the biggest cost drivers," warns Red Bull boss Helmut Marko.