Red Bull has no comment on Zak Brown’s letter, rejects cheating allegations

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Sky Sports’ Craig Slater says Red Bull has declined to comment on McLaren CEO Zak Brown’s letter to the FIA, and they “vigorously reject any notion they cheated”.

The Formula 1 world is eagerly awaiting more details on Red Bull’s 2021 cost cap breach and subsequent penalty, but the FIA is yet to release any further information.

In the meantime many F1 personalities have expressed their opinion on the situation, and some of them have been very open about what they expect the FIA to do.

Recently, McLaren CEO Zak Brown has sent a letter to FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem demanding harsh penalties for budget cap breaches.

In the letter Brown said cost cap breaches “constitute cheating by offering a significant advantage across technical, sporting and financial regulations”, and “any team who have overspent have gained an unfair advantage”.

Sky Sports’ Craig Slater reports that Red Bull decline to comment on Brown’s letter.

“Red Bull offered no comment when asked to respond to Brown’s letter,” Slater wrote in his column.

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“Sky Sports understands, unsurprisingly, they vigorously reject any notion they cheated.

“Brown’s letter was sent to the six compliant teams and F1 President Stefano Domanicali.

“However, its principle addressee was FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem, at the precise moment he has to oversee a verdict on Red Bull’s breach.

“Several senior motorsport figures have told Sky Sports that how Ben Sulayem deals with this is ‘by far’ the biggest test of his presidency.

“Might his decisions make or break the cost cap? Brown thinks so, and makes specific recommendations,” Slater concluded.

Interestingly, Brown and Red Bull team boss Christian Horner are scheduled to be next to each other at the Unites States Grand Prix Saturday Press Conference.

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