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Red Bull in talks with FIA over possible breach of budget cap

Red Bull are not resigned to the FIA's findings in regards to the 2021 cost cap regulations, with the governing body stating that the Milton Keynes-based squad committed a breach.

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Helmut Marko has stated that talks with the FIA are still ongoing after Red Bull were found by the governing body to have breached the 2021 cost regulations.

It was announced on Monday that the Milton Keynes-based squad had committed a Minor Overspend Breach offence, as well as procedural ones, while Aston Martin were also found to be at fault procedurally but remained below the prescribed limit.

In light of the news, Red Bull released a statement in which they expressed their "surprise and disappointment" at the findings, and voiced ther belief that their submission was "below the cost cap limit".

Marko gives an update

Team advisor Marko has reiterated that Red Bull believe they are innocent.

"I don't want to say too much, just this: We are still of the opinion that we have not violated the cost-capping rule at all," Marko told German publication F1-Insider.

In terms of what happens next, the Austrian has stated that the team remain in discussion with the FIA.

"The talks with the FIA are still going on. Let's see what the final outcome is," Marko added.

It has been suggested by Marko that the issue may lie in certain expenses being interpreted differently by the team and the FIA; for example, areas such as sick pay for staff.

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