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Defending world champion Red Bull Racing is set change engine mapping by the pressure from FIA, governing body reveal ahead of German GP race, Champions breach engine torque maps irregularities.

FIA statement released Formula 1 technical delegate Jo Bauer said that the subject related to the engine torque maps on both Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber’s RB8.

Formula 1 governing body FIA highlighted that the reduced torque in the mid rpm sort on both cars was a breach of the policy in itself, but also because it could offer an illegal aerodynamic advantage as well.

FIA thinks that there could be an advantage related to the exhaust blown diffuser technology that was productively restricted at the start of the season through a package of regulations that included those covering engine mapping.

After the controversy at German GP race day, when Red Bull Racing was referred to the stewards to give details why its cars were operating with engine maps that had reduced torque in the mid rpm range, motor racing’s governing body is now close to acting.

Autosport reveal that Formula 1 governing body FIA is planning to issue an official clearing up on the matter before action gets underway in Budapest on Friday at Hungarian GP.

Red Bull Racing team Principal Christian Horner was keen to play down the matter at Hockenheim, signifying that he never had any doubt his team was in compliance with the policy.

“Unfortunately, when you have a quick car, it’s inevitable that questions are asked,” he said. “F1 is a competitive business. The rules are pretty black and white and having looked at the evidence, the data, they [the stewards] were fully satisfied. That’s the nature of Formula 1 at the end of the day. Of course, you are always going to get other teams that are going to speculate.”


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