Red Bull: FIA making right moves with policing

Date published: December 5 2019

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has applauded the FIA for their engine policing after three engine Technical Directives curtailed Ferrari’s charge.

Ferrari came out firing after the summer break, taking three successive race wins and five pole positions.

That, though, came to a halt when the FIA issued a Technical Directive relating to fuel flow, which was followed by an additional two TDs.

The Scuderia’s troubles were compounded in Abu Dhabi where they were found to have incorrectly informed the FIA about the amount of fuel in Charles Leclerc’s SF90.

The team was hit with a €50,000 fine for the infraction.

“They’re definitely doing everything they can to ensure that the complexity of these engines is policed in every area,” Horner told Motorsport.com.

“And I think they’re just making more and more steps to ensure that grey areas are made very clear.”

Horner, though, said it is also up to the teams to play a role in helping the FIA with policing rivals.

“Of course, that’s always an element because their resource is limited,” he added.

“But I think they’re investing a lot of resource into ensuring that everybody’s on a neutral playing field.

“I think going into the winter, the most important thing is clarity going into 2020.

“And then hopefully the regulatory changes and technical directives coming in alleviate any concern.”

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