Valtteri Bottas wants a “strict and harsh” penalty for Red Bull, because “we missed the drivers title by a few points, and a few million can make a big, big difference”.
Ahead of the United States Grand Prix, Valtteri Bottas gave his opinion on Red Bull’s 2021 budget cap breach.
The Finn, who battled Red Bull alongside Lewis Hamilton throughout the 2021 season, says he hopes for “a good penalty that really hurts them”.
“The rules are the rules and if you don’t follow them there should be a penalty that really hurts,” Bottas said.
“You don’t want anyone to have the appetite to maximise for one year and risk it with the budget cap.
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“I personally hope it’s going to be a strict and harsh penalty because that shouldn’t happen. The rules are the rules. There’s many rules in F1 and this shouldn’t be any different in terms of the penalty.
“Let’s hope it’s a good penalty that really hurts them, because I was in the fight last year. We got the constructors but we missed the drivers title by a few points.
“And a few million can make a big, big difference,” the Finn concluded.