The German Grand Prix preview

The German Grand Prix preview

Despite Red Bull's efforts to play it down, all eyes will be on the emerging rivalry between Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel in Germany. And what of McLaren's exhaust-blown diffuser, will it be more than just hot air? Edd Straw investigates

For all the controversy that engulfed Red Bull Racing over the re-allocation of its last upgraded front wing to Sebastian Vettel's car, the British Grand Prix was a great weekend for the team.

Heading to Silverstone, the talk was of how McLaren's exhaust-blown diffuser upgrade would allow it to leapfrog the energy drink-fuelled team. It wasn't to be. Come Friday night, the diffuser upgrade had been revealed to provide little more than hot air, for now at least, and Red Bull was already well on its way to a fifth win of the season.

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