F1 bombshell! Max Verstappen may see final season’s world title handed to Lewis Hamilton if Crimson Bull are discovered responsible of breaking the £114m spending cap in one other twist that reopens probably the most contentious decider within the sport’s historical past
- F1 chiefs are investigating Crimson Bull’s spending cap for the 2021 season
- Lewis Hamilton may very well be awarded the championship title if they’re discovered responsible
- Hamilton was controversially crushed to the title by Max Verstappen final season
- Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has known as on the FIA to implement their guidelines
Method One’s rulers are underneath strain to crown Lewis Hamilton world champion if Crimson Bull are discovered responsible of breaking the spending cap throughout Max Verstappen’s controversial 2021 title-winning yr.
In a twist that reopens probably the most contentious decider within the sport’s historical past, stories have surfaced in Italy and Germany claiming to indicate Crimson Bull exceeded final yr’s £114million restrict.
Staff principal Christian Horner denied the accusations on Friday, however Mercedes counterpart Toto Wolff known as on the FIA to implement their guidelines, which enable groups and drivers to be docked factors.
Max Verstappen may face the prospect of dropping his 2021 F1 championship title
Toto Wolff has demanded the FIA implement their very own guidelines on Crimson Bull’s spending cap
With Verstappen triumphing on the final lap of the ultimate race in Abu Dhabi to pip Hamilton by eight factors, the FIA’s adjudication couldn’t be extra delicate.
Talking forward of Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix, Wolff stated: ‘The price cap might be crucial evolution of rules to maintain a stage taking part in discipline.
‘It’s of giant significance that these rules are policed. The FIA, and notably Mohammed (ben Sulayem, their president), have proven a reasonably sturdy stance on imposing all types of rules.
Lewis Hamilton (entrance) was controversially pipped to the title final season by Verstappen
So if we’re speaking now about one thing huge, he’ll present the identical integrity and management that he has earlier than.’
The FIA are as a consequence of launch their findings on Wednesday.
Crimson Bull chief Christian Horner has denied the spending cap accusations geared toward his group