Mika Hakkinen: “There’s always a gray space” / Formula 1

Former GP star Mika Hakkinen says Red Bull Racing’s penalty for going barely over its 2021 price range is “nonetheless important”.


After an investigation by FIA specialists final yr into compliance with price range limits for the 2021 season concluded that Red Bull Racing had barely exceeded the targets, there was a lot debate concerning the penalty for the offence. Those answerable for the group agreed to simply accept the cost and the related punishment.

And the latter concerned a high-quality of greater than US$7 million and a ten % discount in allowed Aero check hours, famous Mika Hakkinen in a column for British betting supplier Unibet. After the penalty was confirmed, the Finn wrote: “First of all, I’m glad that this matter has not been resolved and that Red Bull Racing has accepted the FIA ​​high-quality.”

“With technical and sporting laws, there’s normally a particular choice, for instance if the automobile is beneath the load restrict or the motive force ignores the street restrictions. But there’s in all probability always been a gray space with monetary guidelines,” the two-time champion continued.

“I feel everybody concerned on this regard acknowledged that there are two ranges of price range overruns: minor and main overruns,” says Hakkinen confidently.

The GP veteran additionally mentioned: “The penalty that Red Bull Racing acquired for a slight overshoot remains to be important.” And Hekkinen: “It’s good that subsequent yr no group will danger doing it once more.”

Formula 1 2023

February 3: Red Bull Racing in New York
February 06: Williams Online (dwell solely)
February 7: Alfa Romeo Racing in Zurich
February 11: AlphaTauri in New York (Live Only)
February 13: McLaren at Woking
February 13: Aston Martin at Silverstone
February 14: Ferrari at Maranello
February 15: Mercedes at Silverstone
February 16: Alpine in London

winter check
February 23-25: Bahrain International Circuit

Formula 1 World Championship calendar
05.03. Bahrain GP, ​​Bahrain International Circuit, Sahir
19.03 Saudi Arabian GP, ​​Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Jeddah
02.04. Australian GP, ​​Albert Park Circuit, Melbourne
04/30 Azerbaijan GP, ​​Baku City Circle, Baku*
07.05. Miami GP, Miami International Speedway, Miami
21.05 Emilia Romagna GP, Autodromo Enzo and Dino Ferrari, Imola
05/28 Monaco GP, Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo
04.06. Spanish GP, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalonia, Montmelo
18.06 The Canadian Doctor, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
02.07. Austrian GP, ​​Red Bull Ring, Spielberg*
09.07. British GP, Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone
23.07. Hungarian GP, ​​Hungary, Budapest
07/30 Belgian GP, ​​Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa*
27.08 Netherlands GP, Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort
03.09. Italian GP, ​​Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza
17.09 Singapore GP, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
24.09 Japan GP, ​​Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka
08.10. Qatar GP, Losail International Circuit, Doha*
22.10. Austin GP, ​​Circuit of the Americas, Austin*
29.10. Mexican GP, ​​Autodromo Herman Rodriguez, Mexico City
05.11. Brazilian GP, ​​Autodromo José Carlos Pace, Interlagos*
18.11. Las Vegas GP, Las Vegas Street Circuit, Las Vegas
26.11 Abu Dhabi GP, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island

* Sprint format


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