After Christian Horner stated that Red Bull is slowly switching focus to their 2024 car, Ted Kravitz noted that the team’s cost cap breach penalty “might end up not being a penalty at all”.
After breaching the 2021 cost cap, Red Bull received a fine and a 10 per cent reduction in aero testing time.
However, since Red Bull has been completely dominating F1 since then, after the Canadian Grand Prix, team boss Christian Horner said they are now in a position to slowly switch focus to their 2024 car.
“Obviously, because we have a lot less wind tunnel time we have to start thinking a lot about next year,” Horner told Sky Sports F1.
“It’s about finding that balance. We’re spinning a couple of plates at the moment but, with the regulations being stable, whatever we learn this year we carry into next year as well,” he concluded.
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After hearing that, Sky Sports F1’s reporter Ted Kravitz concluded this basically means the team will not feel any effects from the penalty.
“If they can start now on next year’s car, then it’s not a penalty at all, is it?” Kravitz said.
“It’s a virtuous circle, having such a good car this year.
“It might end up that the cost cap breach and the penalty of ten per cent less wind tunnel time that Red Bull had might end up not being a penalty at all,” the Briton concluded.