Red Bull penalty talks paused after Mateschitz death

Red Bull and the FIA have reportedly reached an agreement over the penalty for the 2021 budget cap breach – but it won’t be revealed for now. “Due to the death of Mr Mateschitz, all talks with the FIA on the budget cap and further decisions are suspended until further notice,” a team spokesman is quoted as saying in German media. It is believed Red Bull initially rejected the FIA’s proposed penalties including a hefty fine and a 25 percent reduction in wind tunnel and CFD time next year. The new penalty is not yet known but Red Bull indicated that talks will resume “mid-week”. “It’s clear that if Red Bull has done something, they deserve to be punished like any other team would.

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