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Red Bull and McLaren agree to disagree over Dan Fallows // The aerodynamicist dispute draws to an amicable conclusion

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Back in April, it emerged that Red Bull had re-hired their former aerodynamicist Dan Fallows, despite McLaren claiming they had a contract for his services. Things got personal, with team bosses Christian Horner and Ron Dennis taking little digs at each other via the media, but now the pair have called a truce.

The legal action will be dropped with speculation that Red Bull will get to keep Fallows and McLaren may get to have Peter Prodromou, who is moving from Red Bull to McLaren anyway, a little earlier than originally planned. No specifics have been given though, other than the fact that Christian Horner is happy to have Ron Dennis’ handshake on the subject being closed.

Meanwhile, Horner is having to defend the team against more speculation, now that Adrian Newey is known to be taking a step back from Formula 1. Vettel has admitted he’s looking at short-term future plans, with some suggesting it’s because of Newey’s plans. I shouldn’t wonder it was more to do with his results so far this year, if it’s about anything at all.