36: F1 Teams Reallocate €400,000 In Annual Budget For 2021

36: F1 Teams Reallocate €400,000 In Annual Budget For 2021


Could the FIA be setting a new precedent in Formula 1 after their ruling in the Renault-Racing Point protest? Picture this for 2021: a team could copy a rival’s car (the Racing Point way!), pre-pay €400,000 as a penalty to the FIA, start the season with -15 points and go racing!

In this Pits To Podium (https://bit.ly/pitstopodium) segment, Soumil and Kunal discuss the ruling – one that still allows Racing Point to retain their competitive advantage. Will Mercedes be implicated at some stage? How deep can this protest against Racing Point’s copying of Mercedes’ W10 go? Tune in!

Btw, here’s our ‘5 things to watch for’ episode for the upcoming 70th Anniversary Grand Prix (https://audioboom.com/posts/7651189-70th-anniversary-gp-5-things-to-watch-for) !

(Season 2020, Episode 36)

Follow our hosts on Twitter: Soumil Arora (https://twitter.com/iamsoumilaroraa) and Kunal Shah (http://www.twitter.com/kunalashah)

Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt (https://lucienbyfieldt.bandcamp.com/)
Image: Racing Point


Kunal Shah is an FIA-accredited Formula 1 journalist who has been reporting on Formula 1 for nearly two decades. He worked with the Force India Formula 1 Team for 6 seasons in Marketing, Sponsorship and Commercial roles. As a former single-seater racer, he was responsible for Force India's grassroots talent program, One from a Billion Hunt. Presently, he co-writes a regular Formula 1 column for Firstpost, speaks on Inside Line F1 Podcast & Pits to Podium and produces broadcast/OTT content for NENT Group (Viasport & Viaplay).

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