(GMM) Toto Wolff has "suddenly" hit reverse gear on a drastic reduction of the 2021 budget cap.
That is the claim of Red Bull's Dr Helmut Marko, who said the Mercedes team boss was earlier a supporter of moves to significantly drive down the number amid the corona crisis.
"A few weeks ago Wolff was willing to accept $100 million," Marko told f1-insider.com.
"But now he has written a letter to the FIA in which he suddenly speaks of $145 million."
Marko said his fellow Austrian was also recently a supporter of a separate budget cap for driver salaries, "but now he (Wolff) doesn't want to take this step until 2025".