After the explosion of the great Formula 1 bomb, with complaints that Red Bull exceeded the budget limit in the 2021 season, where he finally finished champion of the drivers’ tournament, the FIA debates the possible sanctions. The highest body of international motorsports has not yet expressed itself in this regard and announced that it will do so on the Monday after the Japanese GP.
In this sense, within the press and social networks they are already debating what could be the reprimand towards the Austrian structure and Aston Martin, the other team that broke the budget barrier. There is talk of anything from an economic fine to deduction of points in any of the championships, although everything will be known at the beginning of next week, where Red Bull You can now arrive as a monarch in the drivers’ championshipfrom the hand of Max Verstappen.
Ferrari and Mercedes, the main beneficiaries of a possible sanction against Checo Pérez’s team, are waiting for the FIA’s decision. The possibilities are several, starting with only a financial fine, since it is estimated that the team led by Christian Horner committed a “minor infraction”. This means that they would not have exceeded the budget limit by more than 5%.
If it is found that it was more than that percentage, as the leaders of other teams affirmed, the penalty could be much higher. The removal of points from the Red Bull in the constructors’ championship would be the first option of the International Automobile Federation. There is also a chance that there could be a reduction in points for Max Verstappen and Checo Pérez, although it is almost a nil possibility.
Binotto thought about it
Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto gave his opinion regarding the alleged excess of the budget limit by RedBull. The director believes that the Austrians should be severely penalized by the FIA, even if they have not exceeded 5% of the limit, since that percentage represents a very big difference in development and, therefore, on the track.
“Whatever amount we’re talking about, even if it’s four million, which falls into the category of what’s considered a minor infraction, four million is not minor. For us, four million represents the developmental pieces of an entire season. , there are 70 people in a technical department who can devise and produce solutions that could be worth up to half a second per lap,” he concluded.