Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn is convinced that agreement can be reached on resource restriction, despite the ongoing lack of consensus.
Mercedes and other teams noted with some interest an increase in spending by Red Bull in 2011, recently revealed when the accounts of both the team and sister company Red Bull Technology reached the public domain.
Red Bull has consistently opposed key elements of resource restriction, which is one of the items expected to be discussed in a meeting between the teams and the FIA next week.
“We’re still strong supporters of an effective resource restriction, and it’s one of the topics that I hope will be discussed with the FIA,” said Brawn in Korea.
“It’s common knowledge that there are meetings coming up with the FIA and the commercial rights holder in the next few weeks, and that’s a very important topic.
“Ten teams asked the FIA to take on the resource restriction, and those discussions are still going on. I’m optimistic that we will find a solution. It will take a while, it won’t be an easy process.
“If you take our example of working with the commercial rights holder to find an agreement [on the Concorde] then that took a little while, but we got there. It’s fairly complex, it will take some time, but I think all the parties are keen to find a reasonable solution. So I think we’ll find solutions.”