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F1 Podcast: Is Red Bull's cost cap penalty enough of a deterrent to others?

Max Verstappen took a record 14th win in a single F1 season with victory in the Mexico City Grand Prix - but will Red Bull's punishment for breaching F1's cost cap serve as an effective enough deterrent to other teams?

Max Verstappen took a record 14th win in a single F1 season with a consummate victory in Sunday's Mexico City Grand Prix, ahead of Lewis Hamilton, Sergio Perez and George Russell. But with Ferrari's Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc looking out of sorts all weekend and finishing a full minute behind Verstappen, will alarm bells be ringing at Maranello? Joining Michael Butterworth to discuss the key issues from the Mexico City Grand Prix weekend is Dieter Rencken, Editorial Director of RacingNews365 . Away from the racetrack, it was finally revealed earlier in the week that Red Bull would be hit with a $7 million fine and 10 percent reduction in aerodynamic testing time for next year, after having breached F1's budget cap by some $1.8 million last year. With other teams complaining the sanction is too lenient, and Christian Horner calling it 'Draconian', what effect will this have on Red Bull's competitiveness next year, and is the punishment severe enough to dissuade other teams from doing likewise? Meanwhile, Red Bull and Max Verstappen elected not to give any interviews to Sky Sports over the Mexico weekend, after being made aware that reporter Ted Kravitz had implied that Lewis Hamilton was 'robbed' of the 2021 World Championship. This comes after Ferrari had refused to speak to Sky at the Dutch Grand Prix, and Guenther Steiner has not spoken to Sky's German affiliate for several races. With several voices indicating their displeasure with Sky, is it time for the broadcaster to change its approach? And with several drivers voicing their concern at the growing number of people in the F1 paddock, is it time for attendances to be capped? All this and much more on this edition of the RacingNews365.com F1 podcast!

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