“We know exactly what we’re spending – three and a half million a year in parts that we bring to the car. So then you can see what difference it makes to spend another $500,000. It would be a difference.” McLaren’s Andreas Seidl also made his feelings clear on the situation, saying any “clear violations must be clearly punished”.
That echoes McLaren CEO Zak Brown’s thoughts, who sent a letter to the FIA where he accused Red Bull of ‘cheating’. FIA rules state a wide-ranging list of possible punishments for any team that is guilty of a “minor breach”.
The list includes a possible deduction of championship points, a limitation to conduct aerodynamic or other testing and/or a reduction to their future cost cap limit.