Red Bull’s Monza-spec floor ‘hole’ legal

Red Bull’s 2011 car was perfectly legal at Monza despite some suggestions to the contrary.

That is the finding of a Spanish sports daily in the wake of rumours after the Italian grand prix that the underside of the RB7 seemed to be hiding a suspicious secret.

When Mark Webber’s crashed car was removed from the circuit, photographs and videos of the highly-secreted floor were leaked onto the internet amid suggestions a ‘hole’ could reignite a double diffuser-type debate.

But a report in Spain’s Marca insists the Monza-spec floor of the Red Bull was legal.

“What is evident is the thoroughness of the work Red Bull is doing for each race,” wrote journalist Marco Canseco, “with a nearly always bespoke solution for each circuit.”

A separate report in Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport said Red Bull’s development success in 2011 has astonished teams like McLaren and Ferrari in the context of the resource restriction agreement.

“Nearly everything we bring to the race track, works,” said the team’s Dr Helmut Marko. “Our success rate is close to 100 per cent.”


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