Race stewards ask Red Bull to supply technical report 

Written by David on March 21st, 2008 at 11:40 amLast Update: March 21st, 2008 at 11:43 am

Red Bull RB4The Malaysian Grand Prix stewards, following a meeting with Red Bull’s Team Principal Christian Horner, Chief Technology Officer Adrian Newey and Team Manager Jonathan Wheatley on David Coulthard’s suspension problem during Practice 1, have asked the Milton Keynes-based team to supply a full technical report, proving that the car is safe to race.

During the meeting Christian Horner explained to the FIA stewards that there were no safety issues with the design of the RB4. “It was a front right track rod, that failed,” said Horner. “It was a brand new component fitted after Melbourne,” he added.

The stewards, however, issued another statement where it said:

“The Stewards, having met with the Team Principal and Technical Representative of Red Bull Racing in relation to the incident involving Car 9 in Practice 1, have requested that the competitor provide to the FIA Technical Delegate a report verifying that the integrity of the suspension is such that the car should not be deemed ‘of dangerous constructions’ under Art 2.3 of the 2008 Formula One Technical Regulations.”

Red Bull could face an exclusion from Saturday Qualifying session and Sunday race, as article 2.3 of the technical regulations states that the “stewards of the meeting may exclude a vehicle whose construction is deemed to be dangerous.

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