Gigantic Prix racing’s chiefs are hoping to push on with plans to withhold six bolt races this twelve months, following the success of the experiments at Silverstone, Monza and Interlagos in 2021.
Nonetheless, the inexperienced light has no longer yet been given on myth of groups maintain yet to have faith F1’s commercial rights holder on a funding kit for the races.
It’s understood groups had been paid a further $100,000 per event for every bolt in 2021. They had been additionally given a worth cap allowance of $450,000 for the three events, plus scope for a further $100,000 per automobile for accident ruin within the event of a extreme incident.
For this twelve months, it’s understood that F1 doesn’t are looking to provide any extra allowance for crashes. Instead, its initial offer became a straight $500,000 fee per group for the principle five events, plus a further $150,000 for every event above that. This successfully supposed a further $2.65 million for every group for the six races in 2022.
It’s understood that this offer has no longer long gone down successfully with the bigger groups who are on the limit of the worth cap and are tremulous it’s miles never enough. They worry that the addition of extra bolt costs might perhaps force them to compromise in what they are able to commit to pure performance enhancements within the event of crashes.
In response to Brown, one unidentified group needs the worth cap limit raised by $5 million dollars as an different of what is on offer.
Nonetheless, the smaller squads imagine that calls for the worth cap to head up by this kind of margin are simply a duvet for the bigger squads to exhaust more on making their cars stride quicker rather, than being needed for the bolt races.
The ongoing failure to search out a heart ground is a field for F1 on myth of, with factual just a few weeks to head earlier than the principle F1 lunge of the season, the dispute over the money dangers derailing the bolt lunge plans entirely.
Gasly crashed out of the Monza bolt after contact with Hamilton. Particular groups are concerned that more sprints must be lined by an elevated worth cap, though McLaren boss Brown disagrees with this
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F1’s original governance structure plot that, for the foundations to change within the original twelve months, then it needs a ‘pretty majority’ of 28 votes from the 30 representatives within the F1 Rate.
Whereas the 10 votes each from F1 and FIA are guaranteed, getting eight groups to relief the basis would be a field with it understood that Crimson Bull, Mercedes and Ferrari are the most angry by the sector – and might perhaps force the hand of customer groups to enhance their stance.
Brown, whose group is jubilant with the original financial kit on offer, is tremulous that there is a peril of a pair of outfits pulling unpleasant and scuppering the bolt thought completely.
Requested how F1 can salvage out of the impasse over money, Brown said: “We couldn’t, which might perhaps perhaps perchance be the unlucky component.”
Brown became removed from jubilant with the push being made by bigger spending outfits to compare out to push up the worth cap limit.
“We all maintain the identical field,” he said. “At the same time as you make happen to maintain more incidents, that is the identical field we all maintain. And to me that’s segment of the game. It’s going thru challenges: no longer I factual are looking to resolve it by getting my chequebook out.”
He added: “One group in negate wished a $5 million funds cap enlarge, which became factual ridiculous, and had no rational info within the support of it.
“Then, if you field those info, they stride, ‘nevertheless you would like to await issues factual in case’. So you factual sit down there and in addition you stride: ‘That is factual nonsense.’”
Brown says politicking might perhaps indicate sprints make no longer happen the least bit in 2022
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With the battlelines drawn, Brown believes the most attention-grabbing plot might perhaps simply successfully be to ditch plans for sprints in 2022 and as an different take care of getting recognition of 2023 – where most attention-grabbing six groups would must enhance the plans on myth of most attention-grabbing an overall majority is wished for future rule changes.
“I would admire us now to no longer flee proper into a field where we’re balloting for 2022, where now we maintain to salvage relief to eight votes, on myth of we handed a milestone date,” he said.
“I divulge we must easy stride forward and lock in now 2023, and not utilizing a funds cap raise the least bit, within the event you admire to must be laborious about it.
“Then perhaps either there might perhaps simply additionally be a compromise made and we are going to be succesful to raise it a dinky bit so we are going to be succesful to head forward and open with 2022, or we skip 2022. And then I divulge a pair of these groups must maintain to display to the fans why there might be no longer any bolt races.”