JUNE 7, 2012
Webber "pissed off" by illegality suggestions
Monaco Grand Prix winner Mark Webber made it clear in Montreal that he is unimpressed with suggestions that he and Sebastian Vettel won their respective Monaco and Bahrain victories in illegal cars.
A number of F1 commentators have suggested that because the FIA has now ruled that holes in the Red Bull RB8's floor are not legal, then the team should face points deductions after winning races with them on the car.
"It pisses me off, to be frank," Webber said in Canada. "I can take criticism of my driving or anything like that, but not this."
Webber made the point that such thinking is fundamentally flawed because nobody protested the Red Bulls in either Bahrain or Monaco, the car has passed all technical checks and has repeatedly done so.
If the FIA makes a subsequent rule clarification, that is different, he says, confirming that the team will race fully within the clarification's requirements.