"If you overspend by 1 million, you have to give 1 million to every other team on the grid"- Former world champion proposes stricter budget cap rules in F1 – Sportskeeda

Former F1 driver Jacques Villeneuve has suggested stricter rules and penalties be imposed concerning the sport’s cost cap.
At the start of the 2022 season, all F1 teams agreed to a hard cap of $140 million as the limit of operational costs in an attempt to level the playing field for all participants.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine that started in late February, however, played a major role in impacting costs across the globe. Subsequent inflation has hit the entire world hard and F1 teams have also been hit hard as a result.
During the 2022 F1 Austrian GP weekend, the authorities agreed to “permitting indexation at a limited rate of 3.1% [which takes into account the original 3% inflation threshold already set out in the regulations].”
This was not deemed to be enough by Red Bull team principal Christian Horner, who had previously suggested that as many as seven teams could miss four races in 2022 due to cost cap constraints.
Now, 1997 F1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve has suggested a drastic measure for those who want to flout the rules set by the sport.
During an episode of the Dirty Side of the Grid podcast, the Canadian said:
Villeneuve went on to add:
The son of Canadian motorsport legend Gilles Villeneuve elaborated on his suggestion, saying:
Earlier in the season, Jacques Villeneuve had not minced his words while criticizing Red Bull and Mercedes’ calls for amending the $140 million cost cap set by the sport.
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Speaking in an interview with Formule 1 Magazine, the Canadian called out Horner and his Mercedes counterpart Toto Wolff when asked about the cost cap situation. Villeneuve said:
It should be noted that Red Bull and Mercedes have not halted the development of their 2022 cars despite the rising costs as we head into the second half of the season.


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