Toto Wolff says Red Bull “has just been having such a reputational hit, and also the people”, because of the team’s 2021 cost cap breach, and he thinks “it’s unfair for the Red Bull mother brand which is fantastic in their field”.
Earlier this year it was announced that Red Bull breached the 2021 budget cap, which earned the team a 10% reduction in aerodynamic testing time, and a $7m fine.
In a talk with swiatwyscigow.pl, Wolff was asked if was happy how the FIA handled the whole situation.
“Yes, I think it’s okay,” the Austrian said.
“I think the biggest penalty was not the 10% [reduction in] wind tunnel time or the 7m dollars.
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“I think the biggest penalty was the reputational hit that the team got, and in a way it’s unfair for the Red Bull mother brand which is fantastic in their field.
“But the racing team has just been having such a reputational hit, and also the people.
“So I think nobody is kind of dare bringing it close to that anymore,” Wolff concluded.