The controversy surrounding the Red Bull team showed little sign of abating last week.

Hans Stuck, the former F1 driver who is now Volkswagen’s motorsport representative, called on Dietrich Mateschitz to replace both his personal racing advisor Helmut Marko and Red Bull team principal Christian Horner with the Scuderia Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost.

“What the team management did in Britain was an absolute outrage,” Stuck was reported as saying in his column for the TZ newspaper. “Whoever decided to take the new wing away from Webber qualified for his final pension.

“Christian Horner is just a puppet – the strings for Red Bullboss Dietrich Mateschitz are pulled solely by Marko. Mateschitz must respond by putting in a new man at Red Bull; Tost is in every respect one of the best managers in F1."