On the Friday of the Singapore Grand Prix, the latest scandal erupted, in which Red Bull is accused of fraud, saying that it overspent last year and even this year, at least in terms of the cost ceiling. Based on the information so far, Aston Martin did not comply with the regulations either, but Red Bull could not take a clear position on the matter either.
However, Martin Brundle – who as a former competitor is currently a television expert – hinted in the Sky Sports F1 broadcast that while Red Bull was the target of mud-throwing, it is suspected that most of the small teams found some kind of loophole regarding the cost ceiling.
“We heard from Toto Wolff that this is a very serious problem, similar to fraud. He used very strong words and it seems he was referring to Red Bull and Aston Martin, but it’s worth waiting for the report on Wednesday,” Brundle summed up the situation.
The expert commentator and ex-racer also visited Christian Horner, who said “in great detail” that they think Red Bull is still within the budget. “There are a lot of things that are not included in the cost cap. This is an extremely complex area,” he added. “I’m absolutely sure that all teams are using tactics to find out where they can hide certain costs.”
“Christian is adamant that they thought they were still within range. Depending on some interpretations, the FIA may think they went a little too far. He doesn’t think that this could be a serious problem for them, while other team bosses obviously think that there is.”
If it turns out that Red Bull (or any other team) could not keep its expenses within the cost ceiling, it can result in any punishment, from a reprimand to expulsion from last year’s championship – of course, it depends on how serious the violation is, whether it exceeds a 5 percent “margin of error” that is critical from the point of view.
Source: Vezess by www.vezess.hu.
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