Formula 1 | AlphaTauri will be very close to the budget cap this year

Franz Tost reveals that AlphaTauri will need to be careful from the start of the 2022 season to avoid problems with F1’s tighter budget cap for this season.

Indeed, for the first time in its history, it will be able to play on almost equal terms with the top teams on the budget side, which should be very close to the maximum limit imposed.

As a sister team to Red Bull, AlphaTauri was able to purchase parts directly from their partner, including two-year-old gearboxes and rear suspension during the 2021 season.

But for 2022, everything changes and will have to be up to the latest standards. Which will cost more …

« This year will be, I think, the most difficult year for us in terms of cost caps, » says Tost.

« In 2021 we were well below the budget cap. It was not a problem. But in 2022, with the limit lowered to 140 million dollars, a new F1 to be designed and the purchase of new parts from Red Bull Technology. , all of this will also bring us to the limit. « 

« This is good news and bad news because we will no longer have a margin. So we will have to calculate our costs very well from the start, because this situation could give us some difficulties as the two top teams had the last year. « 

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