Red Bull Racing has to pay seven million US dollars (6.97 million euros) for exceeding the cost limit. In addition, the aerodynamic development resources – primarily tests in the wind tunnel – will be cut by ten percent for the next twelve months. That could cost the team up to half a second, according to Red Bull team boss Christian Horner.

The real “draconian penalty” is the reduction in wind tunnel time, Horner explained. “That’s an enormous amount. That accounts for somewhere between a quarter of a second and half a second of a lap time,” said the Englishman. “It will have an impact on our performance on the track next year.” Horner complained that Red Bull, as the winner of the constructors’ championship, spend the least time in the wind tunnel anyway – five percentage points less than the world championship second (Ferrari), ten less than third (Mercedes). Wolff: “For me, punishment will always be too light” The competition took the verdict with mixed feelings. “What pleases me is that the FIA ​​proceeded with consistency here. The cost limit is important for us as a team, so you can’t treat it lightly,” emphasized Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff on ServusTV. “For me, the penalty will always be too low, for Red Bull always too high.” After racing teams are said to have spent several hundred million dollars in the past, Formula 1 had agreed on a spending limit for 2021 for the first time after years of discussions. Wolff praised the regulatory on Sky. “I like the rules. Nine passed, one didn’t,” said the Viennese. In the future, too, one will have to reckon with damage to one’s image if these are exceeded.

Source: krone

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