Red Bull are under investigation for a suspected breach of Formula 1 technical requlations ahead of the German Grand Prix.
In a statement released by FIA Formula 1 technical delegate Jo Bauer the explaned the matter is related to the engine mapping on both Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber’s cars.
“Having examined the engine base torque map of car numbers 01 and 02 it became apparent that the maximum torque output of both engines is significantly less in the mid rpm range than previously seen at other events,” said Bauer in the statement.
“In my opinion this is therefore in breach of article 5.5.3 of the 2012 Formula 1 technical regulations as the engines are able to deliver more torque at a given engine speed in the mid rpm range.
“Furthermore this new torque map will artificially alter the aerodynamic characteristics of both cars which is also in contravention of TD 036-11. I am referring this matter to the stewards.”
It is unknown at the moment how the outcome will effect the Milton Keynes based squad but there is the possibility of both cars being thrown out of the event.
UPDATE: Stewards have agreed that they will be taking no further action despite irregularities – Read the full story