Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali says he told his team to ignore the Red Bull technical row that broke out ahead of the German Grand Prix.
The FIA released a statement four hours before the start of the race revealing that its technical delegate Jo Bauer had referred a matter surrounding the Red Bull's engine maps to the stewards of the meeting. The stewards eventually decided to take no action just ahead of the race, and after Fernando Alonso's victory Domenicali revealed that he had warned his team not to pay any attention to the matter.
"When I first saw the note from the technical delegate, I said 'stay focused on our job today,'" Domenicali told reporters after the race. "This is something that engineers see and they try to think about. But no, stay focused on what you have to do. Forget about what is happening."
The FIA's technical working group is holding a scheduled meeting tomorrow, and Domenicali believes that the situation surrounding Red Bull will become clearer after that.
"We need to understand what is the point raised by the technical delegate, and what is the point from the stewards," he said. "Right now I don't have anything to add. Tomorrow there will be a technical meeting and this will be discussed. We rely on the regulator, the FIA, to make sure the fight has to be fair. If I had any single doubt that that is not the case, I would do something else.
"I am a sportsman; I always congratulate the others when they win, and I never speak bad about the others even if they speak about us. But I have to rely on the regulator to do its job."