Vettel urges FIA to be more open
One of the most discussed topics in the paddock remains violations of financial regulations committed by Red Bull…
One of the most discussed topics in the paddock remains violations of financial regulations committed by Red Bull Racing, and possible sanctions that will be imposed on the team for this.
In particular, there are suggestions that these should be not only monetary fines, but also measures of a sporting nature. This is stated in a letter from Zak Brown addressed to FIA President Mohammed bin Sulayem:
Zak Brown: "Monetary fines alone are not sufficient punishment for overspending or serious procedural violations. In such cases, it is also necessary to apply sports sanctions, the size of which should be determined by the FIA”.
In theory, one of the most stringent measures may be the revision of the results of last year's championship. Although the probability of such a scenario is low, nevertheless, Sebastian Vettel was asked about such a possibility.
Sebastian Vettel: "On this occasion, I think that the FIA should clarify the situation as soon as possible, because it is obvious that it would be unwise”.
The FIA has not yet disclosed information about the nature of the violations committed by Red Bull, and this kind of information vacuum creates the ground for various kinds of rumors, so Vettel called on the federation to be more open.
Sebastian Vettel: "The FIA can do whatever it wants, because they perform police functions. But I believe that we live in an era when openness is becoming more and more normal, and I think that this should apply to sports as well.
It is best to adhere to the principle of transparency, then everyone will be able to understand exactly what happened. Otherwise, all sorts of rumors and speculations cannot be avoided, and I believe that all this should have already been left in the past”.