2011 F1 season
Red Bull say they did not break testing rules when Neel Jani drove the RB7 in Spain on Sunday.
The Swiss driver told his Twitter followers the test took place at “a track outside Barcelona” believed to be the Idiada facility where Virgin recently tested with GP3 driver Adrian Quaife-Hobbes.
Jani added the test included “straight line and high speed cornering”. The sporting regulations limit teams to a maximum of four one-day aerodynamic tests carried out on FIA-approved straight-line or constant-radius sites.
A Red Bull spokesperson said the test was within FIA rules, saying:
“We did not complete high speed cornering and tested within the permitted regulations – which is an aero test carried out on FIA approved straight line or constant radius sites.”
Red Bull added that Jani’s Twitter account had been updated for him by a third party.
2011 F1 season
- New video of Maldonado and Hamilton’s Monaco crash
- How well do you remember the 2011 F1 season? Take the F1 Fanatic quiz
- The 2011 F1 season: The complete F1 Fanatic review
- Your 2011 F1 predictions revisited
- Barrichello tipped to stay at Williams
- 2011 F1 statistics part 3: Stats and facts highlights
- 2011 F1 statistics part two: Vettel’s domination
- 2011 F1 statistics part one: car performance
- New 2011 rules produced best racing of last four years
- What F1 Fanatics really thought of the 2011 season
Browse all 2011 F1 season articles
Image © Red Bull/Getty images