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Video: What’s really behind Red Bull’s scathing F1 2026 stance?

by Matt Beer
1 min read

Red Bull and its world champion driver Max Verstappen have launched a scathing criticism of Formula 1’s 2026 car plans recently.

As Red Bull prepares to build its first ever F1 engine in conjunction with Ford, the team has called for urgent action to be taken before the rules for the championship’s next generation car are finalised.

But is the stance taken by the likes of Verstappen and Christian Horner really born from an altruistic concern about F1’s future spectacle, or is arch-rival Mercedes right to question whether Red Bull has a hidden agenda?

Here’s our video guide to the row already brewing over cars still three years away from their debut:

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