Budget cap, Charles Leclerc goes down flat with FIA

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Words as simple and clear as the request submitted to the FIA.

Charles Leclerc breaks the delay and speaks clearly about Red Bull and the budget cap case. He does so at the microphones of ‘Sky Sport’, while Formula 1 is in that of Austin with the weekend of the United States Grand Prix ready to begin. But what the Ferrari driver dwells on is precisely the regulations and their application by rivals.

“If obviously there was an overrun in the budget cap, there should be a penalty. I know that on the budget cap we have choices to make. If we have more money to spend, that allows for growth in performance. I don’t know what the penalties will be, but I know that if you overspend money, the advantage is there,” Leclerc says bluntly.

Charles Leclerc is the third driver from the Principality to have competed in the Formula 1 World Championship after Louis Chiron and Olivier Beretta, as well as the youngest ever to win a Grand Prix driving a Ferrari single-seater. In 2019, he made his debut with the Rossa, taking Kimi Raikkonen’s place, and in March he scored his first career pole position, in Bahrain. His first success with the Prancing Horse came at the Spa circuit in Belgium on September 1, 2019.

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