Christian Horner, head of the Red Bull team, says he was not convinced by Mercedes' defense at the hearing. “Not me, but the court decides. They were aware of all the facts and we trust them to make the right decision. "
Horner said he wants to see a severe penalty for Mercedes if the court finds there has been a breach of the rules. “It is not up to us to discuss what the punishment should be. It is quite clear that whenever you drive a Formula One car, you gain new insights that help you, especially if it is a current car, so it almost doesn't matter what tires they used. ”
According to Horner, the fine would not be enough, but it should be even higher. “The problem is that if the penalty is just money, then it becomes the price you pay to be able to test. The most important thing in all of this is to clarify whether testing is allowed or not. In all of this, it turned out that Ferrari was also testing, but with a 2011 season car, which is in line with the rules. The most important thing is to clear things up for the future, as I don’t think that testing was done right.
There may have been some ambiguity, but the rules are pretty clear and all the teams know what they are like. They spend a lot of their time writing the rules with Fio, so I think it's pretty clear to the teams what the rules are. ”
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