The FIA fined the Red Bull Formula 1 team. 7 million euros and a 10% reduction in time spent in the wind tunnel – these are the sanctions imposed on the reigning champion. The reason is exceeding the allowed budget.
The constructor exceeded the eligible funds in the 2021 calendar year by 1.86 million pounds. 7 million euros and a 10% reduction in time spent in the wind tunnel – these are the sanctions imposed on the reigning champion. The reason is exceeding the allowed budget.
“We received a significant financial and sports fine – 7 million dollars is a big amount. An even more draconian part of the sanction is its sporting side, which reduces our ability to use the wind tunnel and aerodynamic elements by 10% “Christian Horner
According to the head of the Red Bull team, the penalty sanction will significantly prevent the modification of the Red Bull car for the 2023 season.
With one race to go before the end of the 2022 season, Red Bull has already won both runs. For a complete triumph, the constructor needs a successful performance by Sergio Perez in Abu Dhabi, so that the Mexican will take second place behind Max Verstappen in the individual standings.
Spectators will be able to watch the final race of the season live on Setanta Sports. Qualifying on Saturday 19 November from 18:00 and the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday 20 November from 17:00.