Red Bull wants FIA to scrap pitstop clampdown

Red Bull is working hard behind the scenes to overturn the FIA’s incoming pitstop speed clampdown. It recently emerged that complaints had been lodged about the super-human speed of Red Bull’s pitstop process, prompting the FIA to react. “We worked for years to get this lead,” a still-furious Dr Helmut Marko told motorsport-magazin.com at the Red Bull Ring on Friday. Marko thinks Mercedes was the impetus behind the FIA’s complex new technical directive, which mandates certain phases of the pitstop process that cannot be completed beyond normal human reaction times. When asked if Red Bull is determined for the new technical directive – which is set to be enforced from Hungary – to be repealed, the 78-year-old Austrian admitted: “That is correct.

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