Red Bull´s wishes are fulfilled and Formula 1 will help teams counteract the effect of inflation. All the teams will receive a sum of between 2.8 and 3.7 million euros that will not count against the budget ceiling.
After so much pressure, Formula 1 has a plan in mind to pay extra money to all the teams, according to the German publication Auto Motor und Sport. A game that will not be counted within the budget ceiling, but that will be reduced from the money that the teams receive at the end of the year for their final position in the Constructors Championship.
“The Liberty rights holder must pay all the teams a certain amount in cash. Some talk about 2.83 million euros, other 3% of the current budget ceiling limit of 132 million. That would be 3.9 million euros.
However, this is not a gift from Liberty, as the money they are given now will be taken out of the total the teams receive at the end of the year. Thus, the measure is more of a blow to the rich teams than to the poor, since the champions take 14% of the total money while the tenth-placed team only 7%.
Alpine and Haas see this solution with good eyes. “If everyone benefits equally, we will be there”, Alpine boss Otmar Szafnauer said.
“That would be a good balance because teams that don´t even hit the budget cap also benefit from it” Haas boss Guenther Steiner said.
However, it is for the moment only a proposal that the FIA had yet to ponder. “We are seeing the proposal. It is our money that is going to be distributed”, the Federation has warned.