McLaren critical of FIA's ride-height saga handling

McLaren has reportedly "gently criticised" the FIA over the governing body's handling of the Red Bull ride-height affair. When the Mercedes powered team earlier suspected Red Bull of using a controversial ride-height adjustment system on its RB6...

McLaren has reportedly "gently criticised" the FIA over the governing body's handling of the Red Bull ride-height affair.

When the Mercedes powered team earlier suspected Red Bull of using a controversial ride-height adjustment system on its RB6 car, McLaren rushed to design its own for the MP4-25.

But while Christian Horner vehemently denied that Red Bull was running any such system, the FIA finally clarified that it would not be legal even in theory.

A report in the Daily Telegraph said McLaren is quietly critical of the FIA's handling of the affair because the lateness of the ruling wasted the team's time.

"It would have been nice if we had had a clear no at the outset but we didn't," boss Martin Whitmarsh is quoted as saying.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Martin Whitmarsh
Teams Mercedes , McLaren