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Red Bull: 'They're just jealous'

2012-08-01 11:43

The Formula 1 uproar regarding Red Bull "cheating" is fuelled by jealousy, the team's Helmut Marko has claimed.

In 2012, the reigning champions have been at the centre of most of F1's technical controversies, including holes in the floor, wheel hubs, engine mapping and ride height adjusters.

Team boss Christian Horner let his temper slip when German reports quoted him as denouncing the sagas as "bullsh*t".

'TEAMS COPY US'

Marko, who is team owner Dietrich Mateschitz's right hand man, denied that Red Bull is overly "aggressive" when it comes to interpreting the rules.

Marko said: "We are just more creative. We live within the regulations, but of course we also see how we can make them work best for us."

Marko said "other teams" are simply not as good as Red Bull on that front: "When they see us do something, they either copy it or they try to have it forbidden.

"The jealousy and envy that we see in the paddock is because we have won for the past two years, and because we are not a traditional racing team.

"I think this has fed this resentment and these attempts to disturb us in some way," he added.

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Comments
  • paul.nefdt - 2012-08-03 01:16

    "Marko said "other teams" are simply not as good as Red Bull on that front: "When they see us do something, they either copy it or they try to have it forbidden."... Duh.... you make it sound like the above is only happening now since Red Bull is winning.. welcome to the club you moron this has been part of F1 since forever... & less you forget, Adrian Newey certainly copied a few tricks he learned from other teams onto your car, so what goes around comes around.

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