Four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel has spoken out in disappointment over the recent comments made about his Aston Martin F1 Team by Red Bull.
Not for the first time, Aston Martin were accused of copying another team’s design at the recent Spanish Grand Prix.
The British team brought several upgrades to the weekend in Spain, with their AMR22 appearing to have a striking similarity to Red Bull Racing’s RB18.
Aston Martin have been accused of copying before, in 2019 Aston Martin who were formerly known as Racing Point, were dubbed the Pink Mercedes for their car’s similarity to the constructors’ champions.
The main areas of concern in Spain was Aston Martin’s new sidepods and engine cover, which appeared almost identical to Red Bull’s.
Following the allegations, Aston Martin announced that over the winter they basically designed two cars, and that they started the season with the wrong option.
Red Bull were furious in Barcelona, hinting to the media that they would carry out an internal investigation into the situation.
Despite this, the FIA cleared Aston Martin of any wrongdoing, making an investigation by Red Bull unlikely to result in any consequences for the British outfit.
There was speculation that perhaps data was taken from Red Bull to Aston Martin, with some team members from the front-running team joining Aston Martin over the winter.
Most notable is Dan Fallows, who joined Aston Martin in April as their new technical director.
When recently asked about the saga, Vettel let on how “unfair” the situation is.
The German driver is especially disappointed in the “personal” comments made about Fallows, who Vettel labels as a “very good guy”.
“I think it was just at some point not fair,” Vettel said.
“Especially towards, first of all, all the effort that went in [to bringing the updates to the car].
“Second, on a personal level to Dan Fallows. I don’t think it was fair. Some things that were said, I think were not right.
“He’s a very good guy. I remember him from my time at Red Bull and obviously he’s joined the team and is with us now.
“So, some of the things that were said were just not right and I would like to hear that… not an apology, just… well, they will never hear anything… but what I mean is, some of the things that have been said were just not fair,” concluded the German.