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FIA not interested in Red Bull car

ESPNF1 Staff
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The FIA is currently not investigating the legality of Red Bull's Formula One car following claims it could be concealing a controversial ride-height adjustment system.

Both McLaren's Martin Whitmarsh and Mercedes's Ross Brawn called for the governing body to look into the matter "just in fairness to Red Bull" due to the "accusations" which were circulating after qualifying in Melbourne. Red Bull's Christian Horner, who denied the Adrian Newey-designed car features the system, said he would welcome the move.

Swiss newspaper Blick reported the FIA "is now investigating" whether the Red Bull is somehow adjusting its ride-height depending on the amount of fuel in the tank. "Whether there is a decision before the Malaysian grand prix is open," read the report.

But Germany's Auto Motor und Sport quoted an FIA spokesman as saying "there is no investigation".

It seems unlikely the FIA will take any action unless one of the other teams lodges a formal protest, which has yet to happen.