The FIA is reportedly trying to close the loophole on engine mapping before this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix.
Red Bull were at the centre of yet another furore over technology after they were referred to the stewards at Hockenheim for a suspected breach of torque map regulations.
According to the FIA’s Jo Bauer the Milton Keynes squad were “in breach of Article 5.5.3 of the 2012 F1 Technical Regulations as the engines are able to deliver more torque at a given engine speed in the mid rpm range”.
However, they were cleared to race on the Sunday morning after the stewards found that “the map presented does not breach the text of Art 5.5.3 of the Formula 1 Technical Regulations and therefore decided to take no action”.
Red Bull’s team boss Christian Horner has since insisted that their RB8 is legal, but their rivals have urged the sport’s governing body to clarify the regulations.
According to BBC Sport, that is exactly what the FIA is trying to do ahead of the race at the Hungaroring.
‘It wants to ensure any rule change does not lead to other problems and no decision has yet been made on whether that will be possible,’ the report said.
‘It is unlikely there will be a decision before the end of Wednesday.’
The report added: ‘If it succeeds, it will be a simple matter for Red Bull to switch back to an earlier map than the one they used in Germany.’
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