Red Bull team principal Christian Horner discussed the superlicense fee after Verstappen revealed that the team covers the cost.
“I mean, it’s a luxury problem to have because we’ve had to score the points to generate the invoice,” said Horner. “Thankfully, it’s outside of the budget cap. But yeah, it’s a big cheque to be writing to the FIA.”
The coverage of Sergio Perez's superlicense fee by Red Bull, given his second-place finish in the constructors' championship, remains uncertain at this point.
Yet, considering Perez's fee amounts to €608,900, Red Bull would face a substantial total of €1,826,800 to cover both drivers' superlicense fees, emphasising the significant cost of success.
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