Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner stated that the leak of information about the cost cap breach is “hugely worrying”.
First reports about Red Bull’s budget cap violation emerged during the Singapore GP race weekend. Horner was denying the claims and stated that he was “absolutely confident” that the team had complied with the regulations.
In October, the FIA announced that the Milton Keynes-based outfit had committed a procedural breach and minor overspending. Last week it was confirmed that Red Bull had signed the Accepted Breach Agreement and received a $7m fine with a 10% reduction of the aerodynamic testing time for a year.
Horner admitted that he was concerned about the leak and called for an investigation.
“The accusations made in Singapore were extremely upsetting for every single member of staff, all our partners, everyone involved within Red Bull,” he said.
“Obviously, any form of leakage is hugely worrying. It’s something that we expect to be followed up.”