Red Bull's Mark Webber described the controversies involving his team as a 'tactic' deployed by rival teams and predicted that there would more such stories in the near future.
"It’s a pretty boring tactic from them, isn't it?" he said. “Quite predictable. In their little bubble, if they want that, that’s great," Webber said.
In the past week, Helmut Marko – a former F1 driver and now the adviser with the Red Bull – had claimed that the Ferrari team was also caught with a hand-adjuster in its 2012 single seater, which had been reportedly refuted by the "furious" Italian team. Marko’s claim followed the most recent technical controversy involving Red Bull, with the sagas so far in 2012 involving hand-adjusted ride heights, engine mapping, holes in the floor, and others.
Webber said there are plenty of similar stories with those involving the reigning champions getting the attention.
Webber, however, said there are plenty of similar stories all over pitlane, with those involving the reigning champions always getting the attention.
According to the 35-year-old Australian driver, Red Bull is a top team and that lands them in controversies more often. "I know – I know – other teams have been asked to address things with their cars," he is quoted by Australian news agency AAP. "But they're not for general consumption and some of ours are for general consumption. Red Bull ones always seem to make the media."
And Webber, who is currently second in the 2012 points standings behind Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, predicted his team would find itself in more controversies in the near future. "There'll be something else, I promise you, but we will always pass every single test," he said in London, where he is taking in some Olympic action.