Horner denies: 'The test was pre planned from prior'

30-07-2021 14:21
by GPblog.com
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Horner denies: 'The test was pre planned from prior'

Red Bull Racing is still angry about the way Lewis Hamilton forced his competitor Max Verstappen out of the race. The Dutchman was forced to retire after just one lap at Silverstone due to a collision with Hamilton.

The Austrian team had Alexander Albon re-enact the situation at the English circuit last week to investigate which driver was to blame for the incident. Red Bull then came up with data that showed Hamilton was more than at fault.

Test day for Albon

However, the test day had little to do with the incident, according to the team. "The test was pre planned from prior to the event because it was a promotional filming day with obviously a two-year-old car," Christian Horner told Motorsport.com. "It's a way of keeping our reserve driver also sharp and race ready. That day had been planned for some time, it wasn't put on specifically for the re-enactment."

"What we did during the course of the test was ask Alex to drive a similar line to back up the simulations that we conducted within our simulation tools, including the driver simulator, to demonstrate the outcome of driving that line and the necessity to where your braking point would need to be," the team boss said.

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