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The McLaren team has decided to call time on development work of a system which controls the ride height of its car after Formula 1 govering body the FIA faxed all teams to confirm that the setting cannot be changed between qualifying and races.
Some teams claimed Red Bull Racing was running with a system that controlled the car's ride height but this was denied by the team that is currently third in the constructors' championship standings.
McLaren's Director of Engineering, Paddy Lowe now admits the team was looking at its options to create such a system but has now suspended the development. "We had things we were working on which we have now suspended. These were things that haven't yet been raced," Lowe was quoted by BBC.
"We were aware over the last few months of a different approach to [the suspension system]; an approach which historically we hadn't thought to be the typical interpretation of the regulations, and we were reacting to that.
"Now that the FIA has taken a fresh view of it and drawn a different line - and one we think is nearer the historical line - we are reacting to that too, so we've had to change some of the things we're doing."
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