Toto Wolff thinks that Red Bull Racing’s latest accusations regarding the Mercedes engine are “completely normal”.
Red Bull Racing has recently sent the request to the FIA to clarify possible changes in the Mercedes engine’s intercooler, which might give the Silver Arrows advantage. The team principal Wolff believes that this is not an unusual situation in terms of the rivalry between the teams.
“I heard the first time about it a couple of days ago. I would wish we have some kind of special solution. It’s the modus operandi in Formula 1, ‘business as usual’. Queries are being taken to the FIA, questions are being asked, and that’s completely normal,” he said.
Wolff’s counterpart Christian Horner agrees that the request is a normal thing in the championship battle.
“I think that is the nature with all technical clarifications, they go continually between all of the teams, and those clarifications are usually to ascertain if something is, in the eyes of the governing body, acceptable as a solution,” Horner commented.
“We’ve had numerous of those this year with our car and I think it’s something that’s not unique to Red Bull, and this topic certainly isn’t unique to Red Bull.
“Obviously, that dialogue between the engineers within their forums as well, within the technical working groups, is an ongoing process, so I’m sure it doesn’t come as any great surprise.”