Seidl: Horner's press conference a fairy tale hour

Seidl: Horner’s press conference a fairy tale hour

Seidl: Horner's press conference a fairy tale hourAndreas Seidl, McLaren’s team principal, revealed that he didn’t listen to Christian Horner’s press conference regarding the FIA’s ruling on Red Bull’s cost cap breach.

The FIA announced on Friday in Mexico that they have reached an Accepted Breach Agreement (ABA) with Red Bull following the latter’s breach of the 2021 cost cap.

Christian Horner later held a press conference to explain the circumstances of his team’s acceptance of the ABA, while giving their point of view on the matter.

However, Horner’s McLaren counterpart Andreas Seidl is not interested in any of that, slamming the press conference as a “fairy tale”.

“I didn’t listen to it because I can imagine it was another fairy tale hour probably. I’ve got no interest in that,” Seidl told Sky Sports F1.

Penalty doesn’t fit the breach

“It’s good to see the FIA did a good job in terms of doing the audit. Nine teams got it right and it was confirmed that one team was clearly in breach so that’s a positive outcome.

“But on a negative side, from my point of view, the penalty doesn’t fit the breach. I just hope that moving forward we have stricter penalties in place,” the German insisted.

“No, not at all. I think there’s absolutely no reason to be in breach this year,” Seidl responded when asked if the cost cap is at risk.

“We had good discussions earlier this year with all teams, with the FIA, with Formula 1 regarding these topics,” he revealed. “That’s why the cost cap was also adjusted and was also made clear in this meeting from all teams, from the FIA’s side that there’s absolutely no reason after this positive decision in the interest of the sport that there’s any breach at the end of this year.

“I just hope that if there’s any breach again this year, as I said before, that it also needs up being an appropriate penalty,” the McLaren boss concluded.