F1 teams are to discuss the issue surrounding a hole in the floor of the Red Bull
RB8 during a meeting for the FIA's technical working group in Monaco today [Monday].
The issue was raised over the course of the weekend with some rivals believed to be unhappy at the hole, which is just ahead of the rear wheels and is seen as a way to try and improve downforce.
Rumours that a protest against Red Bull
would be launched after the race proved to be unfounded but the issue is now to be discussed when teams meet in Monte Carlo with the possibility that the FIA could perform a u-turn and declare the part is now illegal – forcing Red Bull
into a change prior to the Canadian Grand Prix.
The hole has appeared at the Bahrain Grand Prix
and was declared legal, with the two Red Bull
cars successfully passing scrutineering at every race that has followed – including Monaco.
As well as the technical issues linked to the RB8, teams are also reported to be planning to discuss a variety of other topics, including ways in which to bring down the costs involved in competing in the sport and how better to police the Resource Restriction Agreement currently in place.