Red Bull admits they made a mistake with the allowable fuel temperature before the team’s one-two finish in Barcelona.
Red Bull admitted to making a mistake with the allowable fuel temperature before the team’s one-two finish in Barcelona.
Sport1 claims that Red Bull worked on the engines of both Max Ferstappen and Sergio Perez‘s cars for an unusually long time before they were allowed to leave the garage shortly before the pitlane closed.
“Of course, I don’t know what was going on there,” said Ferrari boss Binota.
“But I can imagine it was due to the fuel temperature in the tank, which could be a maximum of ten degrees below ambient temperature.”
The Italian suspects that simply starting engines on too cold fuel was technically a violation of the rules.
“I think the rules have to be followed all the time during the race weekend,” Binota said. “Not only when the car goes on the track, but also in the box.”
Doctor Helmut Marka senior Red Bull official admits that the championship leaders were simply wrong.
“We did not notice that the temperature had changed,” he explained. “But we noticed it in time and started the engine to warm up the gasoline.”