Row over Max Verstappen’s F1 ‘cost cap championship’ rumbles on | Giles Richards

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Red Bull’s breach of budget cap during driver’s 2021 title season continues to create a toxic atmosphere with in the sport

Formula One’s budget cap was intended to draw financial lines in the sand. With the furore of its breach by Red Bull still echoing, it appears to have instead become a rallying call to form battle lines in what is an increasingly combative and toxic atmosphere bemoaned by many within the sport.

Red Bull were deemed to have broken the £114m budget cap for 2021 by £1.86m and acknowledged this in an “accepted breach agreement” with the FIA. The team conceded they had broken the cap and accepted a £6.05m fine and a 10% reduction in wind tunnel time.

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Written by Giles Richards
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