Red Bull driver Sergio Perez has spoken out in defense of his team following criticism from rival teams over their breach of the 2021 budget cap. Speaking to The Telegraph, Perez expressed his disappointment with the negative reaction and defended his team’s actions.
Perez started off by addressing the issue of drivers being booed, stating that it was disrespectful and went against the values of the sport. He then moved on to the topic of Red Bull’s budget cap breach, calling the criticism from rival teams “completely unfair.”
Perez explained that the breach did not result in any performance benefit for Red Bull, and that Max Verstappen did not win the championship because of it. He suggested that rival teams were simply looking for ways to put Red Bull in a bad light and labeled them as “bad losers.”
Perez’s comments come after Red Bull were fined for exceeding the budget cap in 2021. The team was found to have exceeded the $145 million limit.
Red Bull’s breach of the budget cap had led to criticism from rival teams who had suggested that they had gotten off too lightly. Perez’s comments are likely to further fuel the debate, with many now speculating on what impact this could have on the upcoming season.
Despite the controversy, Red Bull remains one of the strongest teams on the grid and is expected to continue to be a major contender in the upcoming season.
As the season draws closer, the debate over Red Bull’s budget cap breach is likely to continue. It remains to be seen what impact all this controversy will have on the team’s performance on the track.