$145 million level a demanding request: Ferrari boss on F1 budget cut due to Covid-19 pandemic


Ferrari have stated they continue to be dedicated to Formula One after experiences on Thursday that the game’s oldest and most profitable group might stroll away if a proposed budget cap for 2021 was set too low.

Britain’s Guardian newspaper steered Ferrari had been ready to give up in a headline, later changed, over an interview with group boss Mattia Binotto.

A Ferrari spokeswoman stated Binotto had not talked about the group leaving Formula One.

“On the contrary, he said that we would not want to be put in a position of having to look at further options, besides continuing racing in F1, for deploying our racing DNA,” she added.

Binotto had instructed the Guardian that a drastic budget cut, known as for by some groups as they face the fallout of the Covid-19 disaster, put in danger a whole lot of jobs at their Maranello manufacturing facility.

“The $145 million level is already a new and demanding request compared to what was set out last June,” he stated.

“It cannot be attained without further significant sacrifices, especially in terms of our human resources.”

Formula One is due to introduce a budget cap of $175 million in 2021 however groups are discussing lowering that.

The Italian stated the groups had totally different traits, some privately run whereas others had been a part of main producers working in numerous international locations and beneath totally different laws.

“Therefore it is not simple and straightforward to make structural changes simply by cutting costs in a linear fashion,” he added.

“We are well aware that F1 and indeed the whole world right now is going through a particularly difficult time because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“However, this is not the time to react in a hurry as there’s a risk of making decisions on the back of this emergency without clearly evaluating all the consequences.”

Red Bull boss Christian Horner, whose group had been dominant earlier than Mercedes gained the final six championships, can also be opposed to a budget cap under $145 million. Mercedes are supportive of additional cuts.

Formula One has already delayed till 2022 the implementation of main technical rule adjustments deliberate for 2021, with groups utilizing the identical automobiles subsequent 12 months as this.

The season has but to begin with 9 races known as off, together with the showcase Monaco Grand Prix in May which has been cancelled.

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