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McLaren ‘strictly opposed’ to sprints raising cost cap

McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown has made it clear his team do not in any way support an increase in the cost cap to cover sprints. Formula 1 successfully put a limit on expenditure for the teams in time for the 2021 season, with a cap of $145million imposed which has dropped to $140m for the 2022 season. However, the emergence of Formula 1's new sprint qualifying format made everything a whole lot trickier. With three of these 100-kilometre sprint races trialled in 2021, some teams argued the budget cap should be raised to compensate for the extra racing and potential crash damage. Teams therefore received an extra $450,000 allowance to cover the three sprint qualifying weekends, as well as...
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