F1 » Ferrari under fire for Alonso Fiorano 'test'


Rarely one to shy away from controversy, it seems Ferrari's 'media day' at Fiorano last week during which double F1 World Champion Fernando Alonso drove the F10 around the Scuderia's test track for the first time has put a few noses out of joint amongst rival teams...

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MichaelE - Unregistered

June 23, 2010 7:27 PM

Does this really surprise anyone? ferrari are alway trying to bend the rules because their standing in F1! They should be treated just like everyone else! No more special treatment! How about giving them a hundred million dollar fine for illegal testing (lol)!

:p

Race1 - Unregistered

June 23, 2010 7:27 PM

If the other teams actually bothered to put on events for the Media and fans they wouldn't have been caught out. F1 teams miss a huge amount of publicity by being too secretive.

Imagine if Bernie E could pull off a "Day of champions" event before the Brit GP every year for charity! They'd all be out doing "demo" laps

Al

June 23, 2010 7:30 PM

They may have made it a little more acceptable by at least using their test driver, same as the Lotus "shakedown" run at Snetterton at the weekend when Fairuz drove the new chassis.

hello moto - Unregistered

June 23, 2010 7:59 PM

Already cheating on the RRA. Ferrari is bigger than the sport or any rules/agreements that govern it. A deal with Ferrari is a deal with the devil. Bernie Faust Ecclestone.

richard

June 23, 2010 8:07 PM

if ferrari broke therules, they should be punished. if they didn't break any rule, then whats the problem? it isnt cheating.

de puniet went for a track day session on the new silverstone circuit (moto gp). it wasnt against the rules, and helped him. so good on him.

every team looks to exploit the rules in their own favour, but as long as they dont break them, they are entitled to do so.

daytona81

June 23, 2010 8:12 PM

not exactly sure what the rule is, i thought teams are allowed so many miles for promotions. but i do believe the rule, if it doesnt already, should state the the car is to be run as it was the previous race with no updates not previously used. something like that. and maybe put something in there about using tet drivers only for the promotions.

Oli - Unregistered

June 23, 2010 8:43 PM

Crash, please let's not harp on about things being in 'the spirit of the rules' etc.

This is the piranha club. There's no spirit and nor should there be. There should simply be clear rules and a question of whether they were broken or not.

It looks to me like Ferrari have used a grey area in the rules and haven't broken them, if so, good for them and boo to the FIA for yet another poorly worded ruling. The Monaco incident was caused by just that.

If the rules are clear and Ferrari broke them then throw the book at them. But if they haven't broken the rules, congrats to them on finding a loophole the other teams didn't.

Oli

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