Russia

Last Race: 12th Oct Russia

Russia GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Valtteri Bottas

Horner: Red Bull car is legal

Sunday 27th May 2012

Share:

Horner: Red Bull car is legal

Horner: Red Bull car is legal

Christian Horner is adamant his Red Bull RB8 is legal despite rivals raising questions about a 'hole' in the car's floor.

On Sunday morning ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix, it emerged that rivals had raised questions about the 'hole', which is found in the surface of the step plane directly in front of the rear tyres.

Under article 3.12.5 of F1's technical rules, cars are not supposed to have any hole in the floor in certain areas.

Horner, though, is adamant that his team's cars are legal and have been cleared by the FIA's stewards.

"There was a bit of a fuss after the Bahrain race but it was clear the car complied," said the Red Bull team boss.

"We sought clarification after that, but there is no doubt the car is fully compliant.

"The car is identical to that which ran in Barcelona and Malaysia as well. There are other cars running in similar situations.

"As I say, we're totally comfortable with the car, that it complies with the regulations and we're not going to change it."

Asked if the FIA agreed with Red Bull, Horner said: "Yes.

"They wouldn't have passed the car in scrutineering, we wouldn't have had a debate and discussions in Barcelona.

"We're certainly comfortable this car is fully compliant."

Highs & Lows Of Alonso At Ferrari

Editor's Picks

Never Shoot Down F1 Rumour

Never Shoot Down F1 Rumour

Sporting rumours should always be taken with a pinch of salt, but F1 has proven time and time again that where there's smoke, there's fire...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...

Winners & Losers: Russian GP

Winners & Losers: Russian GP

The Russian Grand Prix was a great event but a poor race, thanks to Pirelli's failure to do basic research...

Team-Mate Wars: Japan GP

Team-Mate Wars: Japan GP

Jenson, Lewis and Fernando continued their persistent edge over team-mates, while the Bottas vs Massa ding-dong continued...

Reasons For Three-Car Teams

Reasons For Three-Car Teams

What's not to like about three-car teams? Bernie's suggestion has been dismissed by the purists, but it would tighten up the racing...