Red Bull is focusing its attention on an international investigation to uncover any possible intellectual property leak as the copying conflict with Aston Martin continues.
The updated design was presented by Aston Martin before the Barcelona Grand Prix and caused a stir in Formula 1 pitlane, s Red Bull accusing competitors of copying their own designs.
Aston Martin remains adamant that this did not happen, and the FIA investigation has also cleared the team of any offenses, but Red Bull’s concerns remain – especially since a number of their employees were abducted from the Silverstone team at the end of the season.
Red Bull responded to the FIA investigation by saying it was marked “with interest”, but that the transfer of any IP would be a “serious concern”, and team technical director Pierre Vash showed that there was no IP leak in the spotlight. .
“The main thing for us was to make sure that it was done within the rules. The FIA has checked, and it looks like [it was]. We on our side now need to check for IP leaks, ”Vake said said Motorsport.
“That’s the main value of the team. We want to make sure that’s what we’re researching at the moment. As for personal engineering, it was nice that the team copied us. That means our concept is not like that.” bad. We just want to be sure that we are protecting ourselves and that when it comes to budget constraints, the main aspect of the budget is IP, and we want to make sure that the way we spend our money is safe and our assets are safe.
“In terms of action with the FIA, I think the FIA’s answer is clear. It seems that the machine itself and the way to achieve it were legal, and we will no longer take any action in this aspect until we find something on our side. “
The influx of team members at Aston Martin was a cause for concern, but the focus was not on the transfer of ideas, but on whether there was a leak of documentation: “It’s like a football team, footballers are engineers in this business.
“I don’t think that’s what we’re looking for, and if we have a leak of electronic files in the system, we can’t control what people do and whether people pass on what they know. You can’t unlearn That’s not what we’re after. “
The focus of Red Bull will now be the track where the revival of Mercedes poses a threat to them and Ferrari in the title hunt this season.