Max Verstappen debunks backlash ahead of the announcement of the budget cap penalty.

After the accounts of the ten teams were audited, Red Bull and Aston Martin were the only teams that exceeded the budget cap. Reports showed Red Bull had exceeded the cost lap limit of $145 million in 2021.

According to reports, Red Bull has accepted the breach and will announce the details, including any penalty, on Friday in Mexico.

Many of Red Bull’s competitors want the FIA to punish the company severely for exceeding the budget cap limit.

The fact that Red Bull won the championship double this year after winning the Drivers’ Championship the previous year has still added fuel to the fire.

Verstappen swept it off.

“They are sore anyway, so it doesn’t matter what they say or what you do,” Verstappen said, as per

“I can [brush it off]. They probably can’t and they will never be able to, so that’s a problem for them to deal with. “

The FIA and Red Bull have both remained silent on the exact figures involved in the breach. The only thing anyone knows for certain is that they exceeded the budget cap by less than 5%, or $7.25 million.

While initial reports claimed a “significant” breach, that number has since been reduced to one to two million. 

According to the FIA’s financial rules, once a team has agreed to the ABA, all details, with the exception of confidential ones, will be released so the rest of the paddock knows the exact number on Friday at the Mexican Grand Prix.

Red Bull is also expected to learn the penalty, with Verstappen stating that Red Bull will “deal with it” whatever it is.

“It’s a bit frustrating,”  Max Verstappen said. “From our side, we feel we are not wrong, but just some things are taken into the budget cap, which are very unexpected.

“We’ll have to deal with it. But it’s also not up to me to decide what is right. “

According to Auto Motor und Sport, Red Bull will most likely face both a financial and a sporting penalty.