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Following the controversy which consequence throughout last weekend’s German Grand Prix concerning the engine mapping of the Champion’s Red Bull RB8s, more reports have begun to gather impetus that the Red Bull could be controlling the ride height of their cars. A new report comes just before the start of qualifying in Hungarian GP.

Now Milton Keynes-based outfit has hit back at critics after being involved in yet another technical controversy, insisting it should be praised rather than slammed for being ‘creative’ with its car design.

Red Bull Team principal Christian Horner says the truth that his team has faced no penalties this season shows that it is playing things straight, and he does not recognize why Red Bull’s stance in pushing policy to the limit should be criticized.

“The bottom line is that the result sheet comes out at the end of qualifying and the end of the race, and the car complies with the regulations,” he said after the Hungarian Grand Prix. “All the rest is all bullshit.

“At the end of the day it is down to the FIA and the stewards to decide whether the car is legal or not. Every single time our car has been questioned by other teams, it has always complied with the rules.”

With the Red Bull engine mapping and ride height adjustment issues, Milton Keynes-based outfit has also had to make modify to its floor design and wheel hubs this year following interference from the FIA at different races.

“Of course the nature of F1 is that it is competitive, but the regulations are written in such a way that they are open to interpretation. Horner added

“From HRT to Red Bull, every single team interprets the rules, otherwise every single car would look the same. Part of our strength is our ingenuity and I don’t think we should be criticised for being creative.”


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