How Red Bull dodges rivals' bullets

How Red Bull dodges rivals' bullets

It seems the world champion team is always in the firing line over regulation interpretation but, as Edd Straw explains, it always manages to stay within F1's letter of the law

The slings and arrows of allegation have showered down on Red Bull for several years now and the team has dodged every single one. Even when the FIA thought it had Red Bull firmly in its sights at the German Grand Prix, the good ship Milton Keynes deftly sidestepped every projectile. The only thing that stuck, as usual, was the mud thrown up by the skirmish.

Since the start of 2010, Red Bull's rivals have made all sorts of claims, many of them only in private, about such trickery as variable ride-height control, flexible bodywork and now trick engine mapping. And at every turn, Red Bull has been found not to have broken the regulations even though – as the equivocal wording of the stewards' statement confirming that the team was not in breach of the regulations revealed – they are pushing as hard as they can against the boundaries of the rules without breaking them.

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