Christian Horner calls for investigation into cost cap breach ‘leak’

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Christian Horner says “accusations made in Singapore were extremely upsetting for every single member of staff, all our partners, everyone involved within Red Bull”.

Red Bull’s 2021 cost cap breach was talked about around the paddock at the Singapore Grand Prix, more than a week before it was officially confirmed by the FIA.

Team boss Christian Horner says this speculation (even though it turned out to be true) had a big negative impact on his whole team.

Red Bull has been very vocal about their suspicions that the information about the breach was ‘leaked’ from the FIA, in some versions even from Toto Wolff‘s former special advisor Shaila-Ann Rao, who is currently serving Interim FIA Secretary General for Motor Sport.

Now Horner says this supposed ‘leak’ must be investigated.

“The accusations made in Singapore were extremely upsetting for every single member of staff, all our partners, everyone involved within Red Bull,” the Briton said.

“Obviously, any form of leakage is hugely worrying. It’s something that we expect to be followed up.”


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Horner then insisted there was no intention on Red Bull’s part to breach the cost cap.

“We do take on the chin that there are lessons to be made. Potentially mistakes have been made in our submission, which with the benefit of hindsight and 20/20 vision, everybody can be a specialist.

“But there was no intent, there was nothing dishonest, and there was certainly no cheating involved which has been alleged in certain quarters. So I don’t feel that we need to apologise.

“I think there are lessons that have been learned. Everybody can learn from this. We’ve taken our pounding in public, we’ve taken a very public pounding, through the accusations that have been made by other teams.

“Our drivers have been booed at circuits. And the reputational damage that has been made by allegations has been significant.

“The time has come for that to stop,” Horner concluded.

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