Mika Häkkinen: “The punishment of the budget limit is important” / Formula 1

Mika Häkkinen: “The punishment of the budget limit is important” / Formula 1

Former GP star Mika Hakkinen also looks at the penalty taken by Red Bull Racing for going slightly over budget in his analysis of the Mexico weekend.

After an investigation by FIA experts into budget compliance last year concluded that Red Bull Racing had slightly exceeded the target, there was much discussion about the penalty for the offence. Those involved with the team agreed to accept the relevant charges and penalties.

And the last thing was equal to a fine of more than 7 million US dollars and a ten percent reduction in the hours of air trials allowed, as Mika Häkkinen insists in his column for the British betting provider “Unibet”. The Finn writes: “First of all, I’m glad that the issue is now off the table and Red Bull Racing has accepted the FIA ​​penalty.”

“With technical and sporting rules, there is usually a clear decision, for example if the car is under the weight limit or the driver ignores the track limits. But there was probably always a gray area when it came to financial rules,” explains the champion. that twice.

“I think that’s why everyone involved has agreed that there are two levels of budget increases, a little and a big increase,” says Häkkinen confidently.

The GP veteran also says: “The penalty Red Bull Racing received for the limited series is still significant.” And Häkkinen believes: “The good thing is that no team will risk a repeat next year.”

Mexican GP, ​​Autodromo Hermanos Rodríguez

01. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, 1:38:36.729 h
02. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, +15.186s
03. Sergio Perez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, +18.097
04. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, +49.431
05. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, +58.123
06. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, +68.774
07. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), McLaren, +1 lap
08 Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, +1
09. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, +1
10. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Alfa Romeo, +1
11. Pierre Gasly (F), AlphaTauri, +1
12. Alex Albon (T), Williams, +1
13. Guanyu Zhou (RC), Alfa Romeo, +1
14. Sebastian Vettel (D), Aston Martin, +1
15. Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, +1
16. Mick Schumacher (D), Haas, +1
17. Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas, +1
18. Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams, +2 laps
Fernando Alonso (E), Alpine, engine failure
Yuki Tsunoda (J), AlphaTauri, collision damage

Championship status (after 20 of 22 races)

the driver
01. Verstappen 416 points
02. Perez 280
03. Leclerc 275
04.Russell 231
05.Hamilton 216
06. Sainz 212
07. Norris 111
08. Okon 82
09. Alonso 71
10. Botta’s 47
11. Vettel 36
12. Ricciardo 35
13. Magnussen 24
14. Gas 23
15. Walking 13
16. Schumacher 12
17. Tsunoda 12
18.zhou 6
19. Albon 4
20. Latifi 2
21. De Vries 2
22. Nico Hulkenberg (D) 0

Builders Trophy
01. Red Bull Racing 696 points
02. Ferrari 487
03.Mercedes 447
04. Alpine 153
05. McLaren 146
06. Alfa Romeo 54
07. Aston Martin 49
08. Haas 36
09. Alpha Tauri 35
10. Williams8