The Red Bull Pirelli saga: What really happened
By Sunday night at Spa, all anyone was talking about was Red Bull's blistered tyres and Pirelli's submission that the team only had itself to blame... Adam Cooper details the events of the saga and explains why, and how, it happened
The tyre controversy that blew up in Spa on Sunday morning developed so quickly that many people in the paddock didn't know that anything was going on, and even team insiders who were aware weren't fully on top of what was really happening as the goalposts moved quickly.
In the end there the FIA took no action to assist Red Bull Racing or any other team with tyre worries. And then despite any pre-race concerns, RBR went on to score a crushing one-two victory.
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