MPH: Mark Hughes on...

MPH: Mark Hughes on...

As Red Bull continues to deny it has any sort of clever ride-height control system on its RB6, it's worth considering more fundamental suspension/diffuser-related theories

The mystery continues: almost every team in the paddock is convinced Red Bull has some sort of ride-height control that allows the RB6 to run low in qualifying to great aerodynamic benefit, while still being able to run with 150kg of fuel at the start of the race. Red Bull continues to deny it has any such thing.

Even if this column from the Bahrain weekend played a part in propagating the idea of such a system on the Red Bull, I personally believe the team. I don't believe it's running a 'system', an ingenious linkage or use of gas temperature etc. And yet the pattern of the car's performance – merely competitive in the long runs and race laps, but devastating during low-fuel qualifying – paints what seems a convincing picture of the car's uniqueness.

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