Ferrari left furious over ‘very insignificant’ punishment to Red Bull following their budget cap breach – claiming their 10% reduced aero testing can instead be shifted to development elsewhere

Ferrari racing director Laurent Mekies is not happy with what he calls Red Bull’s ‘very insignificant’ punishment for breaching Formula 1’s 2021 cost cap. There was an ‘accepted breach agreement’ between Red Bull and the FIA on Wednesday, in which the team admitted coming in $2.2million over the cap after the FIA found 13 cases of costs being incorrectly adjusted. There was no option for the FIA to reduce Red Bull’s spending limit in 2023 as an option within the ABA, and it’s something that should be changed in the future according to the Ferrari director. “It is not something that was available to the FIA if they were going down the route of the ABA,” Mekies said.

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