Rival team bosses have called for swift action from the FIA with Toto Wolff insisting the word “minor” is incorrect to describe the breach. McLaren CEO Zak Brown has also written a letter to the FIA, stating that Red Bull have no excuse for going over the budget.
“The overspend breach, and possibly the procedural breaches, constitute cheating by offering a significant advantage across technical, sporting and financial regulations,” he wrote. “The FIA has run an extremely thorough, collaborative and open process.
“We have even been given a one-year dress rehearsal (in 2020), with ample opportunity to seek any clarification if details were unclear. So, there is no reason for any team to now say they are surprised.”