F1 launched all-new monetary rules for the 2021 season to implement a brand new funds cap of $145 million per 12 months for every crew.
Inside the monetary rules, F1 lawmakers are permitted to sanction groups for breaches by way of monetary penalties, minor sporting penalties, materials sporting penalties or enhanced monitoring.
Mercedes crew principal Toto Wolff stated on Saturday that three groups – later named as Ferrari, Purple Bull and AlphaTauri – had voted towards sporting penalties for monetary cap infringements.
However Binotto stated on Sunday that he was uncertain what Wolff was referring to, claiming there had been no formal vote on the matter on the F1 Fee assembly.
He stated this was as a result of discussions in a monetary advisor committee earlier than the F1 Fee confirmed there was “not unanimity on these sporting penalties” for procedural breaches underneath the monetary rules.
This prompted the three groups to point in the course of the F1 Fee assembly that they needed larger readability earlier than they may formally vote in favour of utilizing sporting penalties for such breaches.
“The textual content or the wording which has been dropped at the F1 Fee was not together with the sporting issues,” Binotto stated.
Esteban Ocon, Alpine A521, Carlos Sainz Jr., Ferrari SF21, Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF21, Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri AT02, Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin AMR21, Antonio Giovinazzi, Alfa Romeo Racing C41, and George Russell, Williams FW43B
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“However the level has been mentioned on the F1 Fee, even when it has not been voted [on].
“It has been mentioned, and some groups, Ferrari included, are indicating that we imagine first we must always make clear a number of deadlines, to be sure that every little thing is obvious, and we are able to apply on prime of the monetary penalties, as properly sporting penalties for breach of procedures.”
Binotto stated that he hoped that readability can be secured “very quickly”, after which a proper vote might occur, and outlined that Ferrari was not opposing Mercedes on the matter.
“As quickly as that clarification will occur, we are able to have an e-vote quickly after, and ensure we’re together with the sporting penalties,” Binotto stated.
“I feel that by way of the sporting [penalties], in precept, all of the groups have been agreeing. A few of us first wish to make clear a number of deadlines.
“We simply have to altogether, with the FIA, [get] a number of clarifications first, however I do not assume that in intentions, we’re in reverse positions.”
Discussions between the groups and the FIA over the finer particulars of the monetary rules are set to proceed within the coming weeks.