Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has revealed the source of the leak regarding Red Bull’s breach of the cost cap regulations. Speaking to Sky Germany, he disclosed that the leak did not come from the FIA, but from a group of finance directors who meet regularly to discuss the financial affairs of the teams.
“The leak did not come from the FIA, but from ten finance directors who sit together all year to find out who did what,” Wolff said.
While Wolff acknowledged that an offence had been committed, he also said that it was a sideshow and an attempt by Red Bull to divert attention. He also reiterated his theory that the finance directors were the source of the leak.
“An offence has been committed. It really doesn’t matter how it came about. A foul is a foul. Who chatted about it? I think it was the finance directors,” he said.
The Red Bull Cost Cap saga has been a hot topic for several weeks, and this revelation sheds some light on how the information became public knowledge. While the FIA has issued penalties to Red Bull, the matter of the leak remains unresolved.