Mercedes boss Toto Wolff had unenveloped in a recent interview that the F1 could face a “heavyweight” issue over claims that Red Bull and Aston Martin had breached their cost cap back in 2021. In the matter of the fact, latest remarks from Mercedes boss Wolff followed a media topline that underscored the Red Bull and Aston Martin F1 teams might have breached their budget can back in 2021.
On top of that, the FIA also had confirmed that any kind of breach in F1’s financial regulation would be “dealt with” stiffer measures.
Wolff opens up on Red Bull, Aston Martin cost cap breach
Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports following Friday practice session at Singapore GP, Wolff had addressed that any kind of budget cap breach from an F1 team could be a serious issue for the sport’s governing body.
Adding that the issue is “massively heavyweight,” Wolff said, “We are using used parts, we are not running what we would want to run, we are not developing what we could be developing. We've made more than 40 people redundant that are dearly missed in our organisation.
It was a huge mammoth project to make the cap. I don't know how many tens of millions we had to restructure and reprocess to be below the cap. If someone has not been doing that, or pushing the boundaries, every million is a massive disadvantage”.
Meanwhile, fending off the claims, speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, Horner said, “We're certainly not aware of any [breach]. The accounts were submitted back in March, so it's been a long process with the FIA.
We're in that process as we speak. They're rightly following that process and I think next week is when they declare their certificates. Our submission was below the cap, and it's down to the FIA to follow their process, which they're currently doing”.
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