Oct.6 - F1's governing body has slammed the latest "baseless" speculation about Red Bull's alleged breach of the 2021 budget cap.

The Formula 1 world had been holding out for Wednesday's scheduled release of the certificates confirming that teams had complied with the cap.

That has now been delayed until the day after the Japanese GP.

FIA slams 'baseless' F1 rumours as budget cap saga is delayed

SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 11: Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG W10 during the Japanese GP at Suzuka on October 11, 2019 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Steven Tee / LAT Images)

"The FIA also reiterates that any suggestion that FIA personnel have disclosed sensitive information is equally baseless," the FIA insisted in a statement.

It could be that the FIA, perhaps in collaboration with the commercial rights holder Liberty Media, concluded that Max Verstappen's potential title win on Sunday should not be overly clouded by the budget cap saga.

Another possibility is that Red Bull applied pressure so that the home race of its ever-closer power unit partner could go ahead without controversy at Honda-owned Suzuka.

Indeed, Red Bull announced that new Honda logos will be added to the four Red Bull-owned cars from Japan until at least the end of the season.

"With these new agreements, we are proud to continue going from strength to strength with the technical support from HRC until the next generation of engines are introduced in 2026," said Dr Helmut Marko, who had meetings with Honda executives between the Singapore and Japanese races.

Honda is also considering ramping up its Red Bull collaboration for 2026 and beyond, after talks about a 50 percent buy-out of the team by Porsche recently collapsed.

According to Auto Motor und Sport, another potential Red Bull partner for the next set of engine regulations is Hyundai, with F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali said to have recently met with officials of the South Korean carmaker.


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10 F1 Fan comments on “FIA slams 'baseless' F1 rumours as budget cap saga is delayed

  1. shroppyfly

    "The lady doth protest too much, methinks" Usually Id say the Lady is the Dame but this time its the Fia, Extra Honda Logos---somethings happening, cant believe its just Extra exposure for the Brand

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    • Donalf

      We have a race this weekend all this pallava should be sorted out and published before the race not after, this is just spoilers for f1 fans, publish it now before it gets worse.

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  2. ReallyOldRacer

    The big news here is the Honda badging on the RB, and it's not just to support the home race. Long term announcement coming but probably not 'til season end. To paraphrase one of the best movie lines ever, "Porsche, we don't need no stinkin' Porsche".

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    • shroppyfly

      Damn Ror i post virtually the same comment as you and i get thumbed down 3 times as much , Im hurt Im deeply hurt, In fact Im about as hurt as Max is when people say hes not really a WDC lol

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      • Donalf

        Nice try shropp but I don't believe you no more than you believe my anxiety problems. He,, he. Nice one enjoy the race weekend I'm sure there will be loads to chat about.

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