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Verstappen responds to budget cap rumours: 'We're confident that it's fine'

Verstappen responds to budget cap rumours: 'We're confident that it's fine'

1 October - 13:56 Last update: 15:01
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Max Verstappen has responded for the first time to rumours that Red Bull Racing may have exceeded its budget cap limit in 2021. The Dutchman says the team is confident that it will be fine.

Verstappen could already take home the world title at the Singapore Grand Prix, although the Dutchman is very much dependent on Charles Leclerc's result. The Red Bull driver himself is in no hurry, but there is a preference. "More Japan, but that's also just because it's not really realistic for me here. I'm not forcing it either, it will come naturally," he told Viaplay.

Verstappen is not well prepared for qualifying in Singapore. After problems in FP2, the Dutchman barely got into action, and because of rain in the third practice session, he has not been able to test his new set-up.

"I am not a street circuit enthusiast anyway, but in general I think it is an interesting circuit, lots of corners and bumpy. It's never really been our circuit, purely because we've never really been in the fight on this kind of track. 2018 and 2019 were fine results, but then we weren't able to win races often," the Red Bull driver continued.

Verstappen responds to possible budget cap scandal

Verstappen also responded for the first time to rumours that Red Bull has exceeded its budget cap. Christian Horner and Helmut Marko have explicitly denied that the team has breached the cap. "Ultimately that is something between the team and the FIA, they have to sort that out. From our side, we are confident that it is fine."

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