McLaren expecting flexi saga to have affected Red Bull

Stephan Heublein

McLaren team figures believe the recent flexible bodywork saga will have taken the shine off Red Bull's earlier dominance.

At F1's last outings in Spa and Monza, where new FIA compliance tests came into effect, the RB6 was no longer the stand-out dominant package it had been at earlier events.

But Red Bull already expected to struggle at those high speed circuits, due to its less powerful Renault engines.