Vettel against Verstappen losing 2021 F1 title: It’s stupid

Calls have emerged for Red Bull to face penalties for allegedly breaching the 2021 cost cap.

-

Sebastian Vettel has urged the FIA to quickly clarify any penalties Red Bull may face as a result of the team breaching the cost cap, but said that changing the result of the 2021 championship would be “stupid”.

Red Bull dispute the FIA’s calculation that the team overspent during the 2021 season, but numerous other team bosses including Mercedes’ Toto Wolff and Ferrari’s Mattia Binotto have called for the team to face repercussions.

The rules state that teams can be face a range of penalties up to and including championship exclusions, and with the 2021 championship fight between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton going down to the wire, any points deductions could have widespread effects.

However, Vettel said while he supported the details of the issue being made public, it didn’t make sense to retrospectively alter the outcome of the 2021 drivers’ championship.

“I think on that stuff, the FIA should come out and make it very clear, very quickly or very soon, because obviously, that’s a bit stupid,” Vettel said.

“Then you raise a point. Maybe you have a point or not, but I think nobody doubts that he was a champion of 21.”

Formula One F1 – Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands – September 4, 2022 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel on the grid before the start of the race Pool via REUTERS/Christian Bruna

Transparency vital

Vettel added that sport had moved on from the days of backroom deals, and that it was important for the process to be conducted openly.

“I think the best thing will be to be transparent, so that everybody can see what happened. And then you can obviously as the police decide what you want to do and you make the rules in our sport,” he said.

“And then you apply the penalty accordingly. But otherwise you just have a lot of people talking and speculating. I think we’re past that era.”

Matt Neill
Matt Neillhttps://total-motorsport.com
With years of experience in the motorsports field and Matt Neill founded Total-Motorsport.com to give clarity and more depth to the digital F1 landscape.
- Advertisment -

LATEST NEWS

Max Verstappen in the F1 paddock ahead of the 2024 Spanish Grand Prix | Chris Graythen / Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool

Mercedes chairman flirts with Max Verstappen: He’d look good in silver

0
One of the most important figures within Mercedes AMG, Ola Kallenius, has declared Max Verstappen “would look good in...
Carlos Sainz during practice for the 2024 Spanish GP | Scuderia Ferrari Press Office

Carlos Sainz hits out at Lewis Hamilton over unpunished Spanish GP move

0
Carlos Sainz believes Lewis Hamilton should've been given a penalty for his overtaking move that forced the Ferrari driver...
Max Verstappen during 2024 Spanish GP Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool

Max Verstappen warning to Red Bull and demands improvement

0
Max Verstappen demands Red Bull improvement as another tough race saw the reigning world champion have to really work...
Start of the 2024 Spanish Grand Prix | Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool

LIVE F1 Spanish Grand Prix 2024 – Reaction as McLaren mistakes costly as Verstappen...

0
Welcome to Total-Motorsport’s F1 live coverage of the Spanish GP 2024. Held at the iconic Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, today’s race...
Lewis Hamilton during 2024 Spanish GP weekend | Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton brushes off furious Sainz after Spanish GP incident

0
Lewis Hamilton risked angering Carlos Sainz after claiming the Ferrari driver "left the door open" to overtake him during...
Lando Norris of McLaren after the 2024 Spanish Grand Prix | Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool

Lando Norris: McLaren easily had the best car at Spanish GP

0
Lando Norris believes Spanish GP victory should have been his as McLaren had the best car in Barcelona, but...
Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner at the 2024 Monaco Grand Prix | Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool

Christian Horner warns of Norris danger to Verstappen after Spanish GP battle

0
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner warned that Lando Norris and McLaren are their strongest competitors following a nail-biting...
McLaren team principal Andrea Stella at the 2023 Belgian GP | McLaren F1 team

McLaren chief pinpoints where 2024 Spanish GP was lost

0
McLaren's team boss they lost the 2024 Spanish GP by Turn 1 as a poor start saw Lando Norris...
Max Verstappen, Lando Norris and Lewis Hamilton on the podium after the 2024 Spanish GP | Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool

F1 Standings after 2024 Spanish Grand Prix

0
Max Verstappen showcased his racing prowess at the 2024 Spanish Grand Prix, clinching his seventh victory of the Formula...
Lando Norris during the 2024 Spanish GP weekend | McLaren

F1 Fastest Lap: Spanish GP 2024

0
The Spanish GP Fastest Lap award is given to the driver who posts the quickest time over one timed...
- Advertisment -