For the 2022 Formula 1 season completely new regulations will come into force to cap the budget of Formula One teams – Thanks to this, Red Bull boss Christian Horner is expecting some surprises for the new F1 season and a big threat.
For many seasons now, Formula 1 has been dominated by Mercedes and more recently Red Bull Racing. But the 2022 season could change all that. This year, new regulations will come into force that will cap the budget of the different teams.
As a result, it’s possible that no team will be able to gain a significant advantage through the development of its car, or that is the purpose of the cap. As a result, the larger teams on the grid such as Ferrari and McLaren will be able to fight for the top spots each race weekend. This is what Christian Horner fears as a big threat, and he expects other surprises too.
“You could see teams like Ferrari, McLaren, maybe even one or two other surprises, come into the regular battle for wins.”
“I think there could be a shake-up in the order, yes, it’s quite possible,” says Horner,
“As I said in Abu Dhabi, very strong teams have not had to deal with a battle for the championship. So you could see teams like Ferrari, McLaren, maybe even one or two other surprises, coming into the regular battle for wins.
“People don’t think about it enough but it’s really a complete reset of the regulations. Apart from the engine, which is unchanged, there is hardly a single part that can be carried over from last year’s F1. It’s unheard of for a very long time,” the Red Bull boss said.