Malaysia: Red Bull given green light to race

Red Bull will not be excluded from this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix after satisfying race stewards their car was safe to compete.

After the front of David Coulthard's car disintegrated when he hit a kerb after running wide during yesterday morning's free practice session, team boss Christian Horner, chief technology officer Adrian Newey and team manager Jonathan Wheatley were summoned to explain the incident.

The Scot was forced to sit out the afternoon run and Red Bull were subsequently asked to provide a full report to assure stewards both cars were structurally sound enough to race in Sepang without putting the drivers in danger.

If they failed, the team could have been banned from competing under Article 2.3 of the 2008 Formula One Technical Regulations.

However, having received a written report, the stewards will now take no further action.

A statement read: "Having received a written report from Red Bull Racing and the verbal report from the Technical Delegate who has conducted a visual check of the front suspension of the Red Bull car, the stewards at this stage intend to take no action under Art 2.3 of the 2008 Formula One Technical Regulations. This matter will, however, be kept under review during the event."


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