According to former Alpine team boss Marcin Budkowski, the budget cap is far from perfect. Indeed, the Pole affirms that the teams can benefit from partnerships with other teams.
Collaborations between teams
In Formula 1, almost all teams have good contacts with other teams. AlphaTauri, for example, is a real sister team to Red Bull Racing, Mercedes has very strong links with Aston Martin, Williams and McLaren, and Ferrari regularly manages to place one of their juniors in a seat at Haas F1 or Alfa Romeo. The only team without such partnerships is Alpine, and according to former Alpine team boss Budkowski, that could be a problem.
Very important partnerships in 2022
In 2022, Formula 1 will come with all-new cars and the budget cap has been lowered to a spending limit of $140 million. With a close partnership between two teams, there can be an advantage, according to Budkowski. “The benefits of partnerships are enormous“, he says according to FormulaPassion.it.
“If there is a year when these kinds of partnerships can bear fruit, it is in 2022”, he keeps on. By that, he seems to be referring to the fact that if a team like Red Bull wants to try something, they can first go to AlphaTauri and have it tested without Red Bull having to spend a single penny on it.