Does the spirit of the regulations actually exist?
Adrian Newey thinks finding clever ways to interpret the F1 rulebook is 'par for the course', while some of Red Bull's rivals think it sails too close to the wind. Edd Straw investigates whether there is a middle ground
Red Bull chief technical officer Adrian Newey believes that it is natural for Formula 1 teams to push the boundaries of the rules, even if it goes outside the so-called spirit of the regulations.
The spirit of the regulations is often cited by teams objecting to concepts such as the double diffuser, f-duct and double DRS, which have been pioneered in recent seasons. But the reality is that every single team on the grid has design features that could be characterised as being against the intention of the rules.
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