Russell trusts the FIA to “bring an appropriate punishment” for cost cap breaches

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George Russell says he trusts “the FIA to bring an appropriate punishment for anyone who is found guilty of the charges accused”.

The FIA has delayed the official results of their assessment of the 2021 financial data submitted by all Formula 1 teams until Monday.

With Red Bull rumoured to have breached the 2021 budget cap, George Russell was asked ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix, to give his opinion on the whole situation.

“It’s not my duty to dive into those details,” the Briton said.

“I’ll just sit and wait to see what the results are from Monday but I just know from our experience within Mercedes, how hard the whole team has worked to stay within that cost cap.


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“We know we can bring more performance to the table if we had more money to spend, and it’s as simple as that.

“I trust in Mohammed [Ben Sulayem, FIA president] and the FIA to bring an appropriate punishment for anyone who is found guilty of the charges accused and it should be quite straightforward.

“You would expect the amount that has been gone over, should be the amount taken off for next year’s budget and probably a bit more on top of that as a punishment.

“But let’s wait and see,” Russell concluded.

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