This course, the FIA implemented the budget ceiling, which sets a budget cap to be spent across the entire course for the first time in F1 to try and even things out between the big and small teams. Thus, the expenses of the equipment are measured in detail and an accident such as that of Verstappen last Sunday at the GP of Britain, after touching Hamilton, can shake all the accounts of a team of Red bull. This is how the advisor of Red bull, Helmut Marko, in statements to ‘RTL’ television, assuring that Max’s crash against the tire protection barriers will cost the energy drinks group around 750,000 euros, since the car was destroyed, in the absence of seeing which parts can be saved of said cars.
“Verstappen will not get in that car again because it is a total loss”. This is how Helmut Marko showed himself, daring to make an estimated assessment of the damage that Verstappen’s car suffered in his accident with Hamilton. “About three quarters of a million euros,” he said at a glance, emphasizing thata full assessment remains to be done.
“In times of budget ceiling this amount is important and hurts us,” added the Austrian, who was positive about Max’s physical condition, making it clear that the Dutchman will be able to compete without problems in the next Hungarian GP (30 July to August 1).