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'Furious' Ferrari denies Marko's hand-adjuster claim

  • Published on 06 Aug 2012 09:32
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  • By: Rob Veenstra
A reportedly "furious" Ferrari has hit back at Red Bull, after the reigning champions suggested the famous Italian team broke the rules "for a year". Frustrated with the constant technical controversies involving Red Bull in 2012, the team's Dr Helmut Marko said this week that actually "Ferrari used something like that for a year".

The outspoken Austrian had been asked about the latest Red Bull saga, amid reports the FIA told the team to remove an illegal hand-control for adjusting the RB8's ride height without a tool at June's Canadian grand prix. The website of Italian sports newspapers Tuttosport and Corriere dello Sport said Ferrari has responded to Marko's claims by issuing a robust denial. A Ferrari spokesman was quoted as saying the accusation is "completely untrue".

Indeed, in the original article that quoted Marko about the alleged Ferrari system, journalist Michael Schmidt doubted Red Bull would have any knowledge about what is under the skin of the red F2012. "One has to wonder how an outsider could have seen something like that," said the Auto Motor und Sport writer.

"Chassis components at the front are well hidden in the carbon tube, and you can only get access to them from the top service hatch. And it's hard to imagine Ferrari would have given any insight to strangers," added Schmidt. (GMM)

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