Surely, the most repeated wish that the members of the Formula 1 World Championship formulated on January 1 was able to play a normal season after the complications that the championship encountered in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. A wish that 13 days later seems very far from being fulfilled.
If this Monday the championship announced that Albert Park will not be the first appointment in 2021 due to the health crisis that is causing COVID-19 in Australia and that the caravan of Big circus will not travel to Shanghai in mid-April for the same reason, this Tuesday ‘La Gazzetta Dello Sport’ reports a news that can cause a real earthquake in the competition.
Ferrari can exercise its right of veto
According to the Milan newspaper, in the coming weeks a meeting is scheduled between the main leaders of Mercedes, Ferrari, Alpine, McLaren, Alpha Tauri, Williams, Red Bull, Haas, Alfa Romeo and Racing Point, the FIA and Liberty Media to vote yes postpone one more year, until 2023, the entry into force of the largest swaps at a technical, financial and sporting level that are remembered in 71 years of competition history.
An important measure that would be justified by the serious damage being suffered by teams based in Great Britain since the beginning of january, which have had to cease much of their activity until mid-February by order of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and the enormous expense required to develop the new generation of single-seaters.
A conference where Mattia Binotto would once again have a very prominent role, since from this medium does not rule out that Ferrari exercises its right of veto and prevents the approval of this second extension. The upper echelons of Maranello see these changes as their great opportunity to break the hegemony of Mercedes and return to the path of victory led by Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc, although the sense of responsibility towards Formula 1 and the smaller teams can re-prevail in northern Italy and accept a new freeze.
F1 denies that the rule change will be postponed to 2023
“Any suggestion that the 2022 regulations will be delayed is incorrect and has not been discussed. The new regulations are designed to improve competition on the track and give our fans closer races. This, combined with the new financial regulations, it will enhance Formula 1 and create a stronger and healthier business model for the entire sport. “, a World Cup spokesman responded when asked about this inquiry.
With a fixed fee of 35 million dollars (28 million euros) for each formation for having run a test of the 2020 season, another tribute of 70 million dollars (57 million euros) to be distributed among Mercedes (17 million euros ) Red Bull (13), McLaren (5), Renault (4), Ferrari (12) and Williams (4) for having at some point in history been the fastest on the track and an allocation of 539 million dollars ( 442 million euros) depending on the position each team has finished in the World Cup, 97 million dollars (79 million euros) and 150 million euros (122 million euros) is the money they are going to receive Alpine and Ferrari this year by Liberty Media.
Nail earnings that have been cut in half due to the serious economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which has made it impossible for the public to access the stands of the circuits, although the positive note is that the differences between accruals of large teams compared to small have been reduced considerably.
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