Formula 1: Red Bull hands out – nasty dig at star drivers
It crashes again in the formula 1! While Red Bull and Mercedes clashed almost weekly last season, Red Bull is now fighting this battle with Ferrari.
After five races, a title fight between Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc is emerging formula 1 away. But the teammates of the two will also play a role in 2022. Carlos Sainz is now the victim of a nasty side swipe from RB adviser Helmut Marko.
Formula 1: Marko denies astronomical development expenses
A lot is different for the teams in Formula 1 this year. Everyone is still working on the new cars, trying to understand the rules better. However, because the budget limit has been tightened, unlimited developments on the cars are not possible.
Red Bull brought new updates for the cars to Imola, and Verstappen promptly won two races. Now Ferrari wants to follow suit. The Italians think they have an advantage. Team boss Mattia Binotto believes that Red Bull have already “spent significantly more money than we have.” Marko now rejects that.
Formula 1: Marko counterattacks
He doesn’t think so, the RB consultant reports to “Motorsport-Total”. Although the expenses have risen due to increased logistics costs, all racing teams have this problem. “I don’t think we’re in a significantly different position than Ferrari in this regard,” said Marko.
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At the same time, he teases: “Especially since I’m wondering how it affects them that Carlos Sainz has crashed the car several times. That can’t be cheap.”
Formula 1: Sainz’ accidents are increasing
Sainz seems to have been cursed since signing the contract. In Imola, Sainz crashed his car in qualifying, which gave him a bad starting position. The next accident followed in the main race when he was caught by Daniel Ricciardo.
In the Miami practice, things didn’t go much better, again he lost control and ended up in the wall. The wheel suspension was severely damaged. He had previously been eliminated in Australia after a spin. (mh)