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Formula 1 Spanish GP
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What's next for the Green Red Bull controversy?

From the 'pink Mercedes' to the 'Green Red Bull', the Silverstone-based team has received suspicious glares from up and down the Formula 1 paddock over its car design exploits. But after being cleared by the FIA over its Spanish Grand Prix updates amid a backdrop of cries of foul play, what's next in this saga?

For anyone who loves low-brow courtroom drama, the public unravelling of the “Wagatha Christie” case has surely kept them satisfied. Coleen Rooney – wife of former England superstar Wayne - alleged that Rebekah Vardy – wife of Leicester City goal-botherer Jamie – had leaked fabricated personal stories to news outlets through a protracted period of Instagram-based sleuthing. Vardy took Rooney to court over libel, with an outcome due in the coming days.

But that’s nothing compared to the political, capricious and often ludicrous world of Formula 1. Scandals are a dime a dozen, with the “-gate” suffix used to a near-spurious degree in recent years. Spygate, Crashgate and Liegate have all been peppered through the racing lexicon.

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