Red Bull boss Christian Horner said Ferrari had nowhere to hide after they exchanged positions in Sunday’s German Grand Prix.
Felipe Massa led for two-thirds of the race before waving team-mate Fernando Alonso through on lap 48 and Horner has no doubt in his mind that the move was a blatant use of team orders.
"I have to say, that was probably the clearest team order I've ever seen, especially when you've got the team apologising to a driver," said Horner."It will be interesting to see what the stewards make of it, because it was as clear as 2002, which was why the regulation was brought in.
"The regulations are pretty clear that team orders aren't allowed and it looked like a team order."
Horner was adamant that Red Bull would not have acted in the same manner.
Horner has had to contend with suggestions that his team operates a ‘number one and number two driver’ system, however, he used this opportunity to insist that there is parity at Red Bull and that he would never have acted in the same way.
"No, we let our drivers race," he said. "Massa's still in this championship, or maybe he's signed a contract that says he's a number two driver, but I think that it's wrong for the sport."