Red Bull’s Horner angry at ‘draconian’ punishments over F1 budget breach

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Red Bull have been given a $7m (£6.05m) fine and a 10% reduction in aerodynamic testing for breaching F1’s 2021 cost cap. The decision was described as draconian by the Red Bull team principal, Christian Horner, who insisted the punishment would have a huge effect on his team’s future ability to compete.

The FIA decision was issued on Friday at the Mexican Grand Prix having concluded an agreed breach agreement with Red Bull and stated that the team had exceeded the £114m cap by £1.86m, considered under the regulations as a “minor” breach. Horner insisted the penalty was severe and had been influenced by his team’s rivals.

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Written by Giles Richards
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/oct/28/red-bull-fined-6m-by-fia-over-formula-one-budget-cap-breach-in-2021-season under the title “Red Bull’s Horner angry at ‘draconian’ punishments over F1 budget breach”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.