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Sergio Perez

Perez defends Red Bull over cost cap breach: The facts will come out

Like teammate Max Verstappen, Red Bull driver Sergio Perez has backed his team as the controversy continues over their breach of the 2021 budget cap regulations.

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Sergio Perez has defended the Red Bull team amid their breach of the cost cap regulations.

Red Bull are accused by the FIA of a 'minor' overspend for the 2021 season, with sources telling RacingNews365.com that the figure is around $1.8 million.

The Milton Keynes team have always refuted the FIA's stance, and believe that they were within the $145m limit.

In light of the news, Max Verstappen backed the squad and suggested that criticisms from other teams and drivers have been "hypocritical", a view that Perez has also hinted at.

Perez: It's part of the sport

"We believe that we are in line, and we believe that everything will come up in the right situation," Perez told media, including RacingNews365.com, ahead of the United States Grand Prix.

"Obviously, I will leave it down to my team to solve that together with the FIA, but at the end of the day, there's always teams that want to take performance out of you, especially when you are winning.

"So it's part of the sport and this has been forever."

Perez expects "facts will come out"

Perez expects that the "facts" about the situation will emerge in time.

"I just think that it will be… it's just a normal situation and everything," the Mexican continued.

"At the end of the day, facts will come out and people will see and understand the situation."

In terms of the on-track action during the rest of 2022, Perez looks set to battle it out with Charles Leclerc for second place in the World Championship, with the Red Bull driver currently leading by just one point.

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