Binotto confirms Indy’s interest
Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto confirms Ferrari’s interest in entering IndyCar. How realistic are the plans?
Inventory: In 2021, Formula 1 will set a spending limit of $ 145 million. The limit will be reduced even further in the following years. Ferrari currently operates with a budget of over 400 million euros. So capacities become free. Even more: Ferrari needs a second program if they don’t want to fire people in large numbers. Team boss Mattia Binotto therefore confirms to Italian broadcaster Sky: IndyCar will be an option from 2022!
Binotto says: “We are responsible for our employees and we want to ensure that each of them will continue to have a job. For this reason, we have started to examine other racing programs. We are currently looking at the Indycar. Long-distance sport is also an issue. ”
Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto is considering starting IndyCar
The Italian chassis manufacturer Dallara is currently building the chassis for all teams. Motors come from Honda and Chevrolet. A third manufacturer is desperately needed. Especially since there are rumors that Honda could say goodbye to NASCAR. There were hopes a few years ago when Fiat / Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne wanted to provide all of the group’s brands with motorsport programs. At that time Chrysler was supposed to get into the IndyCar. Marchionne died in 2018, nothing came of the plans.
However, Ferrari is only allowed to build engines and could only launch a team of its own. Own chassis are not permitted. This is actually unthinkable for Ferrari.