The FIA confirmed last week that Red Bull spent more money last year building and developing the car than was allowed. It’s a “slight overshoot” of the $145 million cost ceiling. This is probably less than 5 percent and if the expenses are exceeded, the association can impose a fine.
Although the penalty kick has not yet been decided, Red Bull’s rivals are already ahead of the curve. For example, McLaren boss Zak Brown has already made his voice heard, as Lewis Hamilton said yesterday in Austin that Max Verstappen’s formation should be punished.
“Spending millions more and then getting a proverbial change on the ears is never enough. It’s bad for the sport,” Hamilton said on Motorsport.com, and appealed to the FIA for “integrity,” if the teams themselves start to relax the rules or even Deal with it a little bit, nobody will stick to it. So the FIA really needs to do something about it.”
Verstappen won the Formula 1 world title for the second time in a row last week.
Also watch Lewis Hamilton during the press moment ahead of the race weekend
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