The FIA world Council: the budget limit is confirmed, the Handicap System at test capacity

The Motorsport world Council of the FIA (WMSC) has made on Wednesday evening a few changes to the formula 1 regulations in the area of sports, technology and Fi

The FIA world Council: the budget limit is confirmed, the Handicap System at test capacity

The Motorsport world Council of the FIA (WMSC) has made on Wednesday evening a few changes to the formula 1 regulations in the area of sports, technology and Finance, and as planned, the development in the coming years is limited. In addition, we determined the gradual reduction of the budget limit is US $ 135 million by 2023.

Technically, among other things, a fundamental Freeze the components and a further increase of the minimum weight of three kg 749 kg for 2021. Sporting Changes include the structural arrangements for the spirit of the race, as well as a reduction in test capacity.

what is Interesting is: in 2021, the Teams get different aerodynamics test capacity assigned to it. The worse you performed in the world Cup, the more time you may spend in the wind tunnel.

also a new financial regulations have been Approved with the budget ceiling as the cornerstone. Originally, this stood at 175 million US dollars per year per Team. Due to the corona crisis this was reduced for 2021, but at $ 145 million (the equivalent of approximately 132 million euros).

For the subsequent years, a further tightening of the so-called "Caps" is planned at $ 140 million for 2022, and 135 for 2023 to 2025 - assuming, of calendar 21 race weekend includes ends. More Events should take place, also increases the maximum amount that may be spent under the budget cap.

in addition to the already well-known exceptions of the spending cap for Marketing, drivers ' salaries, or the best-paid employees, it was announced by the FIA world Council a list of all the other points, which are excluded from "Cap":

- employee Bonus at the end of the year (up to twelve million dollars) expenditures for staff-entertainment (up to a Million) expenditure for medical treatment (eye tests, etc.) of employees expenditure for environmental and sustainability initiatives - staff costs during periods of non-availability of employees staff costs during sick times of employees expenditure for the FIA projects

still it's also Important to social security contributions in connection with the payment of salaries to be used with 13.8 percent for the calculation of the budget ceiling. So far, here is a threshold value of 15 percent was planned. Here, a uniform value for all Teams has been set, because the non-wage labour costs in different countries vary.

in Addition, the FIA for parts, which buys about a customer team, a work team has defined a set of nominal values. About Racing Point buying a gearbox from Mercedes, flows with the same sum in the "Cap"calculation as if Haas buys a gear from Ferrari, even if the actual invoice amount may be different.

In this way, to ensure that the budget ceiling will not be undermined with unrealistic invoice amounts. And the mechanism also prevents a great work team, some development work on a client team with free resources to outsource, and these components in a convenient shopping ...

The other decisions in the Overview:

Technical regulations:- freezing of numerous components such as Chassis, gearbox or mechanical components between 2020 and 2021. A token system should allow space for individual developments.- Limitations of Power-Unit-Updates to 2020 - New dimensions and the simplification of the sub-floor in front of the rear tires for 2021 - increase in the minimum weight 749 kg for 2021

Sporting regulations:- regulations for "open" and "closed" Events and their control structures (depending on whether visitors are allowed or not)- Various Updates to the tyre rules for 2020; tyre tests in the second Free practice will be allowed, if the authorisation of a new tire should be in specification is necessary - reduction of the aerodynamic testing, and restrictions on the Power-Unit-test benches for 2020 - Further reduction of aerodynamic Tests for 2021, and the introduction will linearly greater restrictions depending on your championship Position - laying down some rules for 2022, including lock times, Scrutineering and Parc ferme rules

This article was written by Norman Fischer, Co-author: Christian Nimmervoll

*The contribution "to the FIA world Council: Budget limit is confirmed, the Handicap System at test capacities", published by Motorsport-Total.com. Contact with the executives here.

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Updated Date: 27 May 2020, 21:26

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