Red Bull refute claims they'll host private test

Monday 24th June 2013, 18:06 by Ryan Wood 

Red Bull Racing, Getty Images

A report in The Times newspaper claims Red Bull have openly stated they are considering a boycott of the Young Driver Test in July, and instead they will hold their own private three-day test.

Red Bull were clearly angered by the International Tribunal's decision not to heavily penalise Mercedes for their role in the Pirelli tyre test.

The report claims Red Bull may hold their own test because the punishment for doing so is worth the additional track time.

Red Bull's Helmut Marko has however denied such claims, although he admits he was and remains unhappy with the FIA's decision.

"We naturally commit no rule breaking," he told Speedweek when asked about the report. "We just wanted to point out the absurdity of the situation.

"When young drivers test you can hardly [test] something new. Mercedes, however, had three days with the two regular drivers."

A Red Bull Racing spokesperson confirmed Christian Horner, or any other employee, made such comments about boycotting the Young Driver Test, nor about conducting its own.

"We have never said such a thing," they added.

LATEST FORMULA 1 NEWS

HUNGARY GP | TWEETS

Some of the best tweets from the Hungarian GP

RED BULL

Horner says Ricciardo 'riding a confidence wave'

MERCEDES

Mercedes will allow its drivers to race freely

caterham

Caterham faces legal action from axed employees

MERCEDES

Lauda would have done the same as Hamilton

FERRARI

Alonso: 'Second place tastes like a victory'