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Mercedes still opposed to budget cap – Wolff

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Toto Wolff has renewed Mercedes’ opposition to plans for team budget caps in 2021.

In Melbourne, FIA president Jean Todt said preparations for “cost control” are “quite well advanced”.

He said the plans will be presented by the governing body and Liberty Media to the teams in London on March 26.

But top teams Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull-Honda remain opposed to several details of the 2021 plan.

“If it goes in the wrong direction, Dietrich Mateschitz could pull the plug,” Red Bull’s Christian Horner warned, according to the Swiss newspaper Blick.

And Wolff, the boss at Mercedes, suggested the biggest concern is the proposed budget cap.

“The difficulty is the controllability of the expenses, because the teams are very differently organised,” he told Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper.

“Formulating everything is very complex,” Wolff added.

F1 chief executive Chase Carey, however, said Liberty Media will try to agree “compromises” with the dissenting teams.

“There is a general direction we are going with everything, and then there are the details, and there are ten different views on the details,” he said in Melbourne.

“It is not unique in the world to try to find compromises.”

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