Big Tea wrote: ↑
Sun May 15, 2022 9:52 am
Notice the wording in these sound bites though. "development budget", not race budget or parts budget of any description. It could refer to any section of development or all of it.
It also has a possibility if needed of 'shunting' monies from one development area to another. We will never get a full story even if the team tell us, so what is the likelihood of a snippet from media being the whole truth?
I reckon that as the seasons wears on, if the drivers have not crashed the car and damaged parts, that teams have the ability to divert budget that was being saved for car damage, to a late season development push. If you are in with 5 races in the season to go, and you haven't spent your "oopsies budget", then you could probably stand to divert it.
This is where I think Ferrari are in a less enviable position. The oopsies budget is being spent rapidly.