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Scandal in Formula 1: Did Aston Martin copy Red Bull’s car?

SPAIN.- At the beginning of the first rounds of free practice of the Spanish Grand Prix of the Formula 1 the new improvements in the cars were


SPAIN.- At the beginning of the first rounds of free practice of the Spanish Grand Prix of the Formula 1 the new improvements in the cars were shown. However, the fans were scandalized by the arrival of the new Aston-Martin. According to some experts, it is an exact copy of the team car RedBull.

The Aston Martin team came to his defense in recent hours and stressed that the new car is fully legal. It should be noted that the International Automobile Federation has in its regulations that it is not illegal to copy parts from another car, as long as those parts have not left the factory of the ‘copied’ team.

In the Aston Martin team there are many former employees of the Red Bull team and that is why suspicions began to circulate quickly. Notwithstanding the FIA began a quick investigation where it was noted that the new single-seater had already been presented a few weeks ago, in the middle of the preseason, although it never came out on the track.

The Federation launched a quick investigation and assured that on Tuesday and Wednesday they were at the Aston Martin headquarters to verify that the car was completely legal. Upon verifying this, the complaints of the teams in recent days were completely ruled out and Aston Martin saved.

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This caused a stir in the category, since it is not the first time that the Aston Martin team has been accused of plagiarism in Formula 1. A few years ago, when the team was called Racing Pointwere accused of copying the team Mercedes and they were even sanctioned with the removal of half of the points achieved in the constructors’ championship.