After reviewing all the documents and details of the teams' budgets, the FIA found that none of the ten Formula One teams exceeded the budget limit for the 2022 season. The teams had a large budget of 2022 million euros available for the 135 season, and everyone is now relieved, as an audit of operations by the FIA did not show a transfer, a certain threshold, although there were recent rumors that several teams could exceed the budget cap. The budget cap event raised a lot of dust last season, as the FIA found that the Red Bull Racing team exceeded the budget cap for the 2021 season by around 400.000 euros. The team from Milton Keynes, who argued that the overrun was due to a misunderstanding about which
Brazilian Felipe Massa has announced a legal battle with the FIA and FOM due to the loss of the Formula One world championship title. The former Ferrari driver announced in April this year that he intends to challenge the results of the 2008 season, in which he was beaten by a single point by Lewis Hamilton, after the former owner of F1's commercial rights, Bernie Ecclestone, admitted that they should be excluded from the championship. the results of the Singapore Grand Prix, which was marred by the crashgate affair. In March of this year, Ecclestone admitted that the results of the race in Singapore, where Nelson Piquet Jr. deliberately crashed into the protective wall on the instructions of the Renault team, Flavio Briatore, should have been annulled, as they learned about the deliberate act in time. The investigation was launched only one year ago
According to reports from our colleagues at Motorsport.com, the Formula One teams will discuss the return of the power equalization lever during the Belgian Grand Prix, due to the large differences in power between the manufacturers. The decision to add the topic to the agenda of the meeting was made after an analysis by the FIA, which found that Renault's power units, which power the Alpine team's racing car, are far behind their rivals in terms of power. It should be a difference of 15 to 25 Kw, or 20 to 33 horsepower. From 2022 onwards, the rules prohibit engine improvements with the aim of increasing power, but the FIA is said to believe there is enough evidence that there has been a difference in power unit performance because some manufacturers have increased power indirectly through component reliability improvements, so for the first time since in 2007, Fr
After the Formula One race for the Austrian Grand Prix, the Aston Martin team filed a protest against the final results, due to numerous off-track driving that was not penalized by the FIA. The filed protest was accepted by the FIA, and the commissioners are now reviewing over 1200 potential violations that they failed to examine during the 71-lap long race. Once the review is complete, however, the FIA will announce any changes to the final order. The FIA explained that they have never been in such a position before, and the owners of the Red Bull Ring circuit will be asked to set up sand excursion areas, especially in the last two corners of the circuit, where the most violations are expected to occur during today's race. The problem with sandy excursion zones is that the MotoGP World Motorcycle Championship also takes place on the same racetrack. He is at the race
The FIA has rejected Ferrari's request for a review of the Australian Grand Prix F1 stewards' penalty for Carlos Sainz's collision with Fernando Alonso. Sainz hit Alonso on the last restart and was handed a five-second time penalty slipped from fourth to twelfth place, and the team from Maranello decided to appeal against the penalty, as the commissioners did not take the driver's or team's statement into account when making the decision. But the FIA rejected the request to review the penalty, as in their opinion the statement of the team and the driver does not contain important information that could influence the decision. According to the commissioners, the Ferrari driver is entirely to blame for the collision with another driver, as he should have had enough space to avoid the collision. F
The director of F1, Stefano Domenicali believes that the dominance of Red Bull does not deter new viewers of Formula One from following the races, but at the same time warns that it is still too early to judge how this season will unfold. "Congratulations to the team that is faster than the rest because they did their job better than the others," the Italian said at the F1 investors' meeting when asked if the FIA should step in and slow Red Bull down. "It is the duty of the FIA to check the compliance of the cars with the rules. If we look at the other teams, the differences between them are very, very small and I believe that due to the budget constraint the situation will change and offer better competition. On the other hand, it is interesting to see that in new markets, where we are gaining new audiences, the dominance of one team does not play a big role
Lewis Hamilton revealed at a short press conference in Melbourne, where this weekend's Australian Grand Prix is taking place, that he is finally saying goodbye to his role as a Mercedes driver. In the last two seasons, the Briton became increasingly dissatisfied with the situation in the Mercedes team, which did not prepare a competitive racing car for him, and this year he also showed his dissatisfaction in public when he said that the engineers did not take his wishes into account when designing this year's racing car. Hamilton's contract with Mercedes expires at the end of this season, and negotiations for an extension have not borne fruit. The seven-time world champion will still be present in Formula 1 for some time, as he will be responsible for managing F2024 races as a director from the 1 season onwards. The Brit discussed this with the president of the FIA, Mohammed Ben Sulaye
Formula 1 has started a competition to select a tire fitter for the 2025 season and beyond. Italy's Pirelli has been the exclusive tire supplier since the 2011 season, when the tire war ended and F1 decided that all teams must use tires from the same manufacturer. Of course, Pirelli is ready to continue with the supply of tires, although they have not yet applied for the current tender, but it seems that they could get a serious competitor in the competition this time, as the Japanese tire manufacturer Bridgestone is said to be very interested in returning to F1. The competition, which started on March 20 this year, will give the tire manufacturer a contract for three seasons from 2025 to 2027, with the option of extending to 2028, and the chosen outfitter will also have to supply tires to Formula 2 and Formula 3, as is the case now.
The president of the international motoring federation FIA, Mohammed Ben Sulayem, according to some information, has given up control of F1, but will remain the president of the federation. Nikolas Tobazis, who is already in charge of single-seater racing cars at the FIA, will deal with the teams and Formula One in the future. Ben Sulayem, who has come under fire in recent weeks among others for calling the estimate that F1 is worth at least $20 billion inflated, announced his intention to the team on Monday afternoon.
In the 1 season, F2023 teams will have to make up around half a second of lap time lost due to the new rules regarding the bottom of the cars. The FIA has adopted a series of changes in 2022 that will see racing cars no longer bounce. In the first half of last season, some teams faced a lot of problems due to the bouncing of racing cars, and at Mercedes, the umbrella organization FIA was called for changes, as the unpleasant phenomenon is said to not only harm the shape of the racing car compared to others, but also cause brain damage. In 2022, the teams more or less successfully faced the phenomenon of car bouncing. The FIA already adopted some changes during the season, and carried some of them over to the 2023 season as well. Among them is raising the front edge of the bottom of the racing cars by 15 millimeters, which