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Red Bull cleared to race at Hockenheim


By Berthold Bouman

Both Red Bull Racing drivers Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber will start from their usual place on the grid for the German Grand Prix at the Hockenheim circuit.

Red Bull cleared to race at Hockenheim

Red Bull was under investigation by the FIA Stewards after Technical Delegate Jo Bauer reported irregularities with the engine mapping of the number 1 and 2 cars.

The FIA issued a statement just one hour before the start of the race, the statement read, “The stewards received a report from the FIA technical delegate, along with specific ECU data from Red Bull Racing Cars 1 and 2. The Stewards met with the team representatives and the representative of the engine supplier Renault.

“While the stewards do not accept all the arguments of the team, they however conclude that as the regulation is written, the map presented does not breach the text of Art 5.5.3 of the Formula One Technical Regulations and therefore decided to take no action.”

Vettel will start from second spot on the grid, Webber from eighth as he incurred a five-place grid penalty for exchanging the gearbox of his #2 car.

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