Ferrari also had hand-adjuster – Marko

UPDATE Ferrari says Marko's claims are incorrect – and that the outfit has never run anything like that.

"This is completely untrue," a team spokesman told AUTOSPORT in reference to Marko's comments.

When asked for a response to Red Bull's suggestions that it broke the rules, the Ferrari spokesman added: "Did they really accuse us of cheating? Are you sure? Anyway, we have all the confidence in the FIA's role to make sure all the regulations are fully respected."

08/01/12 (GMM) Red Bull has hit back at the latest technical controversy by insisting Ferrari was the first on the grid with a hand-operated adjuster.

It emerged in Hungary last weekend that, weeks ago in Canada, the FIA told reigning champions Red Bull to stop using a device that in theory allowed mechanics to adjust the right-height of the car without using a tool.

The suspicion was that the team might have been able to make performance adjustments to the RB8 in the 'parc ferme' conditions between qualifying and the race.

Red Bull's Dr Helmut Marko, however, said the matter is simple.

"We have never made adjustments by hand," he is quoted by Germany's Auto Motor und Sport.

"I don't know why the others get so upset — we happen to know that Ferrari used something like that for a year," Marko said.

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