Ferrari doubts possibility of lightweight Red Bull chassis – Formula 1 News

Ferrari doubts possibility of lightweight Red Bull chassis – Formula 1 News


Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto has cast doubt on Red Bull’s plans (Image: Ferrari)

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Red Bull has assembled a fantastic car for the 2022 season formula 1, without doubt. But the RB18 suffers from a problem that the rest of the grid also faces: extra weight. To have this, the plan of Taurus is to introduce – for the following races – an updated, light chassis.

When asked about such a possibility, Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto said it would be a surprise to see the energy drinks team, in fact, update the RB18 chassis. The reason? F1 2022 minimum spend, as part of new technical regulations for the division.

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“We now have technical, sporting and also financial regulations – which can make a difference between teams, in the way they interpret and implement them. We know we need to have a strong FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) to have (regulation) work properly. Otherwise, the laws will not be fair and equal for everyone,” said Binotto.

“I cannot judge Red Bull for a lighter chassis, because as you said yourself, it could happen. Like Ferrari, we will never be able to introduce a lighter chassis or a different technique during the season, because of the low price. I would be very surprised if other teams could do something like that.”

Light Red Bull? Ferrari in disbelief (Image: Red Bull Content Pool)

Previously, Ferrari – in the figure of Binotto – had already emphasized his concern about how the controller of formula 1 they will be able to control the budget rules. After the Belgian doctor, the boss of the Italian team mentioned “a big question mark” on the financial issue of the regulation.

“The number of people monitoring (using the ceiling) in the FIA ​​is very small, so this should be improved for the future. It would be very bad if the championship is dictated by financial regulations, and not technical and sporting”, concluded Binotto.

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