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Budgets need to be cut

Budgets need to be cut

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Flavio Briatore, the controversial former boss of the Benetton and Renault teams, said the time has come when it is necessary to cut the budgets of Formula One teams. Proof of this is the fact that teams from the center have started chasing the best teams. “Now we often see how Lotus or Sauber, with a budget of between 90 and 100 million euros, can compete and sometimes beat McLaren, Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes, where they have three times higher budgets,” Briatore told Sky Italia. “Formula one would also exist with different numbers and the race cars would be even more evenly matched, which would contribute to an even bigger show,” he added. Patrick Head, co-founder of Williams, agrees that in such a stalemate, teams from the background, such as Marussia or Caterham, have no chance of b
Stuck bet on Hulkenberg

Stuck bet on Hulkenberg

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Hans-Joachim Stuck, sports chief of the German Racing Federation and Volkswagen, has already chosen his favorite to win Sunday’s race in Australia. "I think Nico Hulkenberg will win the first race of the season in Melbourne. I think Sauber is a silent favorite. The car is beautiful and many in the paddock agree with that after testing. Nico also has everything it takes to win," he said. told Stuck to Australian television station Servus. The founder of the Sauber team, however, is not so sure of victory. He sees his team somewhere in the middle. “As in 2012, it will be very tight this year as well,” he wrote in his column for the Sonntagsblick newspaper. Patrick Head, co-founder and former technical director of the Williams team, has a similar opinion. “Both Force India and Toro Ross, Williams and Sauber have taken a step forward