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Red Bull has agreed to pay a fine of seven million euros and reduce the use of the wind tunnel for a year for exceeding the cost limit in 2021, the International Automobile Federation announced this Friday.

The team already world champion accepts, therefore, having broken the regulation of cost control for having exceeded the ceiling of 145 million euros. However, this is considered a “minor infraction” because the amount spent in excess is less than five percent of the allowed amount (according to the conclusions of the International Federation (FIA), Red Bull used about 500 thousand euros more, which is equivalent to 0.37 percent of the allowed value).

In a statement, the FIA ​​reveals that the team “always been cooperative” with research, providing “all required elements”therefore, concludes the FIA, “there is no evidence of bad faith”.

So Red Bull agreed to pay a fine of seven million euros and suffer a Minor Sports Penalty, which translates into a reduction of around 10 percent in the time spent using the wind tunnel for the development of your single-seater. The British team will also assume all procedural costs.

Thus, the specter of loss of points in the 2021 season, which could imply the loss of the drivers’ title to the Dutch Max Verstappen, won after a duel with the British Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) in the last race of the season, in Abu Dhabi.

Source: Sicnoticias

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