MPH: Mark Hughes on...

MPH: Mark Hughes on...

Red Bull was perfectly entitled to do as it wished with its own front wings, but it should not be surprised when fingers point at its PR pratfall

Look, it's Red Bull's team; they can run it however they choose to. Should they wish to take a component from one driver and give it to the other, then that's their prerogative. But it's then entirely natural that the disadvantaged driver gets seriously hacked off and refuses to blandly cover up that feeling.

It's then predictable that the tension this creates within the team makes for a certain volatility that can translate on track and it's difficult not to feel this played a part in the first-corner no-compromise choreography between Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel. In that moment, Red Bull's points haul from this race was defined as 29 instead of 43. McLaren - with a car that qualified 0.7s slower - took just one point less.

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