Red Bull: Transfer of IP in Aston Martin F1 design would be "a serious concern"

Fernando Alonso launched a scathing attack on the FIA, the sport’s governing body, for which he faces a potential punishment

while Red Bull in turn expressed scorn and disbelief at Aston Martin, who were accused of copying the design of their car.

Before practice had even begun at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya the brickbats were flying.

Aston Martin, who have been off the pace all season, wheeled out the updated version of their AMR22 car which bore a striking resemblance to the mightily quick Red Bull RB18,

Aston Martin have form in this department. When the team were Racing Point in 2020

“It was very bad. It is something that should not happen in F1.” The FIA has referred Alonso to the stewards for a potential punishment for his remarks.

In second practice they were right in the mix, with George Russell and Lewis Hamilton in second and third and within two tenths of title leader Charles Leclerc, who had led a Ferrari one-two in the morning session with his teammate Carlos Sainz.