Helmut Marko states that Red Bull Racing are not spending more money than the opponents so far in 2022.
F1 teams have to comply with the $140m budget cap this year, which means that they need to be more careful with spending money than before. After the Miami GP, Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto commented on Red Bull’s recent upgrades and assumed that they would have to stop developing their car to stay within the budget cap.
However, Marko dismissed the accusations that Red Bull had already spent too much money.
“I don’t think so. We plan our updates in such a way that we always lose weight with each update, because unfortunately we still haven’t reached the minimum weight. And we won’t quite reach it with the next update either,” the Red Bull advisor said.
“I don’t think we are in a significantly different position to Ferrari in this regard. Especially since I wonder what effect it has on them that Carlos Sainz has already crashed the car several times. That can’t be cheap.
“It’s true that the increased logistics costs are a problem. But that doesn’t just affect us, it also affects Ferrari and all the other teams.”