Christian Horner says Red Bull isn't concerned about the engine used by Mark Webber during the German Grand Prix, despite the Australian being told to ease off during the race.

Webber was following the McLaren pair of Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button during the race when he was told to slow down and conserve the engine due to an issue with oil consumption, which left him to finish in sixth place.

However, Horner insisted that there was no reason why the engine can't be used again in the coming races with no damage having been done during the Hockenheim event.

"He had an oil issue that he managed very, very well," Horner told Speed TV. "It was important points for him. Renault managed the problem throughout the race and did a good job, because that engine has further to go. It was its second race, so it still has a bit of mileage to do on it.

"But there was no damage. It was just a question of ensuring that it didn't put any unnecessary heat or friction into the engine. It was always going to be very difficult for him to pass Jenson with their straightline speed advantage.

"We took a prudent approach to say, 'Let's get the points, finish the race, and make sure it's still in the allocation'."

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