F1-Fansite.com

F1 News

Red Bull: Rolling road F1 test would be legal

Daniel Ricciardo - Red Bull RB10
Daniel Ricciardo - Red Bull RB10
Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull RB10 driving at Monaco

Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull RB10 driving at Monaco

Red Bull says a test on a 'rolling road' facility would not be illegal.

Earlier, reports suggested Red Bull had tested secretly over six days between the final Bahrain test and the season opening Australian grand prix.

The test reportedly took place at the Austrian automotive company AVL's 'rolling road' facility in Graz, involving Red Bull's troubled engine supplier Renault.

But late on Thursday, the reigning world champion team denied conducting the test.

Red Bull, however, pointed out: "The test mentioned in the article would be permitted by the regulations".

Germany's Auto Bild appears to have got to the bottom of the story.

The publication said the story broke when an anonymous person wrote letters to rival teams Ferrari, Mercedes and Sauber, as well as the governing FIA.

"Auto Bild Motorsport knows that a Toro Rosso chassis without front and rear wings ran on the 'rolling road' without a flow of (wind tunnel) air.

"Therefore, the test was bench testing and completely legal. The identity of the anonymous letter writer remains," the report added.

Toro Rosso and Renault did not comment.

Book discounted tickets and reservate your hotel room in our F1 Tickets Shop.

Please share this article & subscribe to our FREE weekly F1 Newsletter

PinIt

Latest F1 News posts:

See older posts in our F1 Archive »

Stay Updated by F1-Fansite!

Buy F1 MerchandiseBuy F1 Merchandise of your favourite driver or team.

Early Booking Discounts on F1 Tickets

Buy F1 tickets cheaper at F1-Fansite.com
2017 Formula 1 Season Early Booking Discounts are:
F1 Grand Prix
Discount

Book entrance Chinese F1 GP China '17AvailableBook Now
Book entrance Spanish F1 GP Spain '17AvailableBook Now
Book entrance Monaco F1 GP Monaco '17AvailableBook Now
Book entrance Canadian F1 GP Canada '17AvailableBook Now
Book entrance Austrian F1 GP Austria '17AvailableBook Now
Book entrance British F1 GP UK '17AvailableBook Now
Book entrance Belgian F1 GP Belgium '17AvailableBook Now
Book entrance Italian F1 GP Italy '17AvailableBook Now
Book entrance Belgian F1 GP Singapore '1717% discountBook Now
Book entrance Malaysian F1 GP Malaysia '17AvailableBook Now
Book Japanese F1 GP Japan '17AvailableBook Now
Book entrance Italian F1 GP Mexico '17AvailableBook Now

Polls

Who will win the 2017 Australian GP?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
F1 Polls