Red Bull accepts Silverstone 'disadvantage' but wants future compromise solution

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says he can accept his squad running at a 'disadvantage' this weekend but wants a compromise deal for the future - or for the FIA to backtrack on its clampdown over off-throttle exhaust blowing settings and return to the pre-Silverstone situation

Red Bull accepts Silverstone 'disadvantage' but wants future compromise solution

After an extraordinary meeting of Formula 1's Technical Working Group was held this morning at Silverstone to try and find a resolution to the growing controversy, Horner said he would accept Red Bull running at what he feels is a 'disadvantage' this weekend if the situation was changed for the following race in Germany and beyond.

Concessions were made to both Mercedes and Renault on reliability grounds, but after disputes yesterday, the FIA decided first thing this morning that the Renault submissions had come too late, so withdrew the allowance to retain 50 per cent throttle opening under braking, while Mercedes kept its over-run firing concession.

Horner told the BBC that he was concerned not only for his team's competitiveness, but about how confusing the situation was becoming.

"We're trying to find a solution," he said. "It's in nobody's interest to have the lack of clarity that currently exists.

"Charlie [Whiting] made an offer. Red Bull has also offered a concession this weekend to run as we are.

"Obviously we need all the teams to agree to move on and put this behind us - which hopefully we're not far from achieving.

"At the moment, in our opinion, we are running at a disadvantage to some of the other engine manufacturers. But we're trying to find a solution which is clear moving forward to put this behind us.

"The most simplistic thing would be to move back to exactly where we were two weeks ago."

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