In the round-up: Sauber say they are encouraged by proposed changes to F1’s budget cap in 2026

In brief

Sauber happy with increased 2026 budget cap

Sauber believe that a proposed increase to F1’s budget cap for 2026 will put all ten teams on a more even footing than currently.

“I hink that during the past three, four years of implementation, we have learned quite a lot,” said Sauber team representative Alessandro Alunni Bravi. “Also, how this is applied in different areas.

“All these learnings that we had during these years, I think that can be summarised in the new regulation. It’s an opportunity for all of us to have a clear framework. And I think for teams like ourselves it will be important to introduce an element that can, I would say, equalise differences in terms of cost of life, because of course there is a kind of discrepancy between the cost in Switzerland and in other countries, and I think that we should put all the teams at the same level, at least as a starting point, and so the difference will be the ability of the people and the quality of the work not other factors that can negatively affect this starting point.”

Foster converts pole to Indy Nxt win

Louis Foster converted pole position to a second-straight victory in a scrappy Indy Nxt series race in Detroit.

Foster led all 45 laps from pole, winning behind the Safety Car by three tenths from Caio Collet with Callum Hedge third. Jamie Chadwick finished in 12th place after suffering a puncture while battling for fifth.

The result sees Foster reduce early championship leader Jacob Abel’s lead to 25 points.

Kucharczyk takes GB3 points lead

Tymek Kucharczyk assumed the lead of the GB3 championship with two wins from the three races at Spa-Francorchamps last weekend.

The Hitech driver took the chequered flag in the first two races, while team mate William Macintyre secured victory in race three.

Kucharczyk’s fourth place saw him assume the lead of the championship ahead of Macintyre as the pair leapt Louis Sharp and McLaren junior Ugo Ugochukwu who both failed to finish in race three.

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