F1 2013 – Red Bull to boycott young drivers test?

Formula One News » F1 2013 – Red Bull to boycott young drivers test?

A furious Red Bull, who are unhappy with the punishment handed to Mercedes have revealed they could boycott the young driver test and even set up a private test of their own, similar to Mercedes, which would breach the rules.

The Times newspaper reports that ‘Red Bull are threatening to take the law into their own hands as a direct challenge to the authority of the FIA, the governing body, and Jean Todt’

‘’Red Bull executives are considering boycotting the Young Drivers’ Test to set up their own private session in a mirror of the Mercedes case. A private test would breach the FIA rulebook but Red Bull are said to have told [F1 chief executive Bernie] Ecclestone that they would take the risk of a reprimand – the punishment meted out to Mercedes – for the benefit of three days of testing.’


  1. Me
    Posted 24/06/2013 at 17:20 | Permalink

    Ahah they’re still childs. Who cares really ? F1 has always been about money and spies. It’s only fun to watch some races on great tracks.

  2. KevinW
    Posted 24/06/2013 at 17:31 | Permalink

    Actually.. Red Bull have not indicated they were furious at all. Horner has expressed he accepts the findings and sanctions, and clarification this affords. They deny they have any intention to boycott or hold their own illegal test. This story is a fabrication, founded on media speculation and nothing more. Ferrari have been far harsher in the commentary, but measured, even though every utterance has been blown out of proportion to what is actually said – once you dig through the smoke and find the actual quotations the hysterics are founded on. Why F1 media is so addicted to fabrication and fiction is a mystery. Knock it off already!

  3. rahul vadhs
    Posted 24/06/2013 at 17:40 | Permalink

    Im not a redbull fan,,, but do it i say!!!
    And then it should be followed by Ferrari too.

  4. Kriss McCord
    Posted 25/06/2013 at 08:19 | Permalink

    The FIA should stand down as governing body of F1. they have brought in too many stupid and unnecessary rules.
    I accept that SOME teams, through finances alone, have a big advantage over other teams, who do not have those same financial resources, and that there has to be SAFETY controls in place so as to protect all, but F1 is now dead, in it’s present form and with the FIA killing it’s progress.
    Why is there NO CHOICE OF TYRE MANUFACTURER available to all teams. WHY IS THERE ENGINE AND CHASSIS LIMITATIONS, which only serve to slow F1 cars down? F1 used to be about development and speed. We do not want repeats of Senna’s death, we DO WANT safety for the drivers and teams and I cannot see HOW it makes sense for a driver and team to have to worry about tyres that are only good for a very few laps, and those tyres then have to be ‘MANAGED’ at the expense of all who come to a circuit and watch the races on TV, and who pay millions of pounds each year in order to enjoy their chosen sport.
    Bernie, you are a great character, but cut out the BULLSHIT in F1, and TEAMS, why not form a breakaway body and rule your own sport.
    Cricket did this, and succeeded.

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