F1 » Pirelli insists Mercedes test was legit

Pirelli has attempted to play down speculation that it was giving Mercedes a boost - or breaking the F1 rules - by involving it in a tyre test in Barcelona.

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Disappointed - Unregistered

May 26, 2013 12:55 PM

I've been one of the biggest supporters of Pirelli through all the bashing they've received from some teams & 'fans', but I'm very very disappointed with them on this issue.

Even if it's found to be technically within the rules, it's unfair & therefore wrong on so many other levels.

Paul has never avoided any of the tricky questions & always answered honestly when the commentary teams have thrust a mic at him in pitlane, which makes me question the secrecy of this test even more.

Owen Hamilton - Unregistered

May 26, 2013 5:50 PM

As Ross Brawn said on the coverage today, why did none of the other teams question why Mercedes were not packing up their cars after the Spanish GP? Paul Hembery said that Pirelli offered the test to all the other teams and they all declined.

stinks - Unregistered

May 26, 2013 7:03 PM

apparently mercedes team members ddnt even know they were testing, so couldnt answer questions from other teams

they knew not to pack up, but assumed it was a sponsor event, filming day, or other promo.


May 26, 2013 7:36 PM

Am watching lay 170 of the Indy 500. One team radio transmission stated that with a little less that 100 miles it was time to drive flat out for the rest of the race. Too bad they could not build tires that allowed F1 cars to do the same (sarcasm intended).

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