“As far as we understand, there’s a team in minor breach, which is more procedural, and another team that is fundamentally massively over and that is still being looked after. So that’s an open secret in the paddock.
“I don’t know how many tens of millions we had to restructure and reprocess in order to be below the cap. And if someone has been not doing that, or pushing the boundaries, every million [you don’t spend] is a massive disadvantage.”
Verstappen missed his opportunity to mathematically seal his second world title on Sunday. The Dutchman could have sealed back-to-back crowns with a win and the fastest lap, providing Charles Leclerc finished eighth or below and his team-mate, Sergio Perez, finished fourth or below.