Horner glad stewards didn't act over radio calls

Monday 07th July 2014, 16:16 by Ryan Wood 

Ferrari

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner is thankful that the British Grand Prix race stewards chose not to act on the complaints of Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel.

The pair made repeated radio calls to their respective teams complaining about the way in which one another was driving during the closing laps of the race.

Horner admitted the calls were an attempt to get the rival driver penalised and he believes it's more frequent now because of the strict track limit rules which penalise a driver for running all four wheels over the white line.

"The two guys were going at it hammer and tongs, and it was great racing," Horner said. "The problem is that they have introduced all these rules about circuit limits.

"They are both professionals, so they are both going to be pointing out the errors of the other," he added. "They were both on the limit. It was six of one, and half a dozen of the other."

It would have been wrong to penalise either driver according to the Britain who praised the stewards' decision to ignore the bickering.

"I think it would be wrong to penalise them. Fernando was benefiting at Turns 9 [Copse] and 18 [Club] constantly, which Sebastian was quick to point out, and Sebastian was doing whatever he could to try to pass him.

"We raised it to Charlie, and I am sure Ferrari were raising it about Sebastian. So hats off to the FIA and the stewards for allowing the drivers to get on and race."

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