FIA changed rules to slow Red Bull - Horner

Oct.6 (GMM) Christian Horner has admitted he thinks the FIA tries to level the playing field when a team displays dominance under a certain set of rules.

Bernie Ecclestone, CEO Formula One Group, with Christian Horner, Red Bull Racing Team Principal and Chalerm Yoovidhya, Red Bull Racing Co-Owner
Bernie Ecclestone, CEO Formula One Group, with Christian Horner, Red Bull Racing Team Principal and Chalerm Yoovidhya, Red Bull Racing Co-Owner

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The Red Bull team boss said the regulation changes over the winter, including the banning of blown exhausts and the clampdown on flexible wings, have hurt the reigning back-to-back world champions.

"The changes over the winter had a big impact on us," he told Kleine Zeitung newspaper.

Asked if he thinks the FIA specifically targeted Red Bull, Horner admitted: "I think history has shown again and again that when a team is dominant, then something like this (the rule changes) happens."

And asked if he feels Red Bull has been treated unfairly in other ways, he added: "Let's put it this way -- some of the decisions we have seen this year I think you could say were quite harsh."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Bernie Ecclestone
Teams Red Bull Racing
Article type Breaking news
Tags horner, red bull, renault