2012 rules 'deliberately' attacked Red Bull - Marko

Apr.18 (GMM) Dr Helmut Marko has aimed fire at F1's new rules for 2012, claiming they were devised "deliberately" to end the era of Red Bull dominance.

Christian Horner, Red Bull Racing Team Principal talks with Dr Helmut Marko, Red Bull Motorsport Consultant
Christian Horner, Red Bull Racing Team Principal talks with Dr Helmut Marko, Red Bull Motorsport Consultant

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"We no longer have the superiority that we had last year," the energy drink owned team's Austrian consultant acknowledged on Servus TV this week.

"This is due to several technical changes that were introduced deliberately against Red Bull," said Marko.

He conceded that the new rules apply to every team, but is clearly suggesting that the exhaust blown diffuser clampdown, and the tougher rigidity tests for the front wings, were devised with Sebastian Vettel's utter dominance of the 2011 season in mind.

"But that is not an excuse for our car not being at the level it should be at," Marko insisted.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Sebastian Vettel
Teams Red Bull Racing
Tags fia, marko, red bull, renault, vettel, webber