The German team had a difficult season. Red Bull won the drivers’ and constructors’ titles this year, but was also fined for not complying with the rules regarding budget restrictions. In addition to the fine, the team from Milton Keynes will also have to reduce the work in the air tunnel by 10% in the next 12 months. According to the competition, this penalty could seriously affect the team’s performances in 2023, while Red Bull believes that it must use every opportunity and test wisely.
This is why the Mercedes boss believes that the new car from Milton Kins will have a backlog. “We think it will be one to two tenths per lap, depending on the season average.” Toto Wolff told Speedweek On this occasion, he commented on the breaking of the budget by Red Bull. “We offered the same benefits, from vacation to sick leave and insurance, which was above average. If we had two million more, we would spend it on technology. We had the last promotion in Silverstone and after that Red Bull brought four more packages with new parts.” the Mercedes boss added.