Horner doubts Mercedes' role: "That’s something for the FIA to look into"

11-08-2020 10:47 | Updated: 11-08-2020 11:29
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Horner doubts Mercedes' role: That’s something for the FIA to look into

Christian Horner does not rule out that Mercedes should also receive a penalty for their part in the illegal brake ducts of Racing Point. According to the team boss of Red Bull Racing, it is up to the international motorsport federation to investigate this.

"I think the biggest thing for us is that we want absolute clarity. What is permittable moving forward?", says Horner in an online press release from Red Bull.

The 46-year-old Briton especially wants that to be clear so that his team and AlphaTauri know to what extent they can intensify their collaboration. "Obviously Red Bull are in the unique position that they own 100% of two grand prix teams. We’ve always complied stringently with the regulations since the constructor rules within the last Concorde were made very clear.So for us there is a bigger picture. This is not just about brake ducts, it’s about what is philosophically allowed and what isn’t."

The stewards came out last Friday with a statement that Racing Point did not abide by the rules. For that, the British race stable received fifteen World Championship points deduction and a fine of 400,000 euros. Mercedes, however, was not reprimanded. “Regarding Mercedes I’m sure questions will get asked, because if if the team in question are guilty of receiving, surely the team that has provided has been also in breach of those regulations? And that’s something for the FIA to look into.”

At Mercedes, however, they are convinced that they have done nothing wrong. Team boss Toto Wolff says little to fear from a possible investigation.

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