Red Bull is adamant it acted correctly in organising Max Verstappen's ski-slope stunt in one of its world championship-winning Formula 1 cars.
Earlier this month Verstappen caused a stir as he took part in the Hahnenkamm festival at the Kitzbuhel ski resort.
The Toro Rosso driver hit the slopes in an RB7 complete with studded Pirelli tyres encased in snow chains, and with the engine retuned to specifically cope with the conditions.
It was later suggested by local authorities the event took place without an official permit, and that Red Bull faced a fine of €30,000.
Kitzbuhel director Michael Berger claimed that to drive any car outside of traffic or fenced areas, due to potential damage to nature, first requires permission that was not sought.
In a statement issued to Autosport, Red Bull Austria insists such measures were taken.
The statement read: "From our standpoint we acted correctly. We do not wish to comment any further on the ongoing proceedings."
After driving the car in front of 3500 fans, Verstappen described the innovative promotional run as "very special".