F1 » FIA hints at possible Mercedes sanctions


The FIA suggests that Mercedes could face sanctions over its Pirelli tyre test as there were conditions attached to the session in Spain which may not have been followed...

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veto - Unregistered

May 27, 2013 2:14 AM
Last Edited 460 days ago

McLaren were also disqaulified from the constructors that year.

Was there also loss of price money or fine $50 million.

Does pirelli own metzeler or metzeler own pirelli

Luke - Unregistered

May 27, 2013 2:49 AM

If someone is going to get sanctioned its Pirelli, Pirelli are supposed to give every team a chance to test if they ask for a team to test, they never followed the protocol.
You can't blame Mercedes for this as its even in the regulations that Pirelli can test 1000kms with a team if it needs to understand its tyre better.

Bernies twitter - Unregistered

May 27, 2013 2:56 AM

Paul Hembrey should serve prison time over this. Its THAT serious. Several rules have been breached at the same time such as

- no transparency with the FIA or other teams beforehand
- sporting equality
- use of 2013 car instead of minimum 2 year old car
- Rosberg and Hamilton were driving instead of the Pirelli testdriver
- test of 2014 tires to give one team a multi month headstart in the development race for next year
- basically race fixing and manipulation of a professionell sports event

slayer - Unregistered

May 27, 2013 7:18 AM

Surly it is up to Pirelli to do the informing to other teams not Mercedes?

I cant see how Mercs are at fault as it is the tire supplier who neglected to inform the other teams that they had permission to test from the FIA providing other teams were informed.

Taipan

May 27, 2013 8:02 AM

Slayer, Mercedes have an obligation to ensure that they are acting within the rules. Saying "sorry but we were just doing what that guy told us to do" just doesn't stand up.
And Brawn's explanation that it wasn't a secret since everyone could see that their motor homes weren't leaving Barcelona is BS. Someone is always going to be last to leave the track so it wouldn't ring any alarm bells with anyone, although last to leave normally wouldn't be 3 days after everyone else!

saint - Unregistered

May 27, 2013 8:38 AM

FIA has to take most of the blame themselves since they have given Paul Hemberey & Pirelli way too much say and
a free hand to manipulate every event since begin of this season.
A tire supplier has dictated the outcome of every race so far, whereas teams spending hundreds of millions on engine development, aerodynamics etc are left scratching their heads.
UNBELIEVABLE MANIPULATION & RACEFIXING AT ITS BEST!

s - Unregistered

May 27, 2013 9:04 AM

Taipan it was Pirelli who went to the FIA not Mercs and it is up to the Contracted tire supplier to inform the other teams and give them the opportunity to take part in the extra 1000km of testing alicated by the FIA its not up too Brawn or Toto to inform the other teams it is down to the tire supplier. But there is no doubt the test were carried out without the conditions which were required but i dont feel Mercs are to be blamed its Pirelli and what punishment do you meet out on the sole tire supplier who are contemplating on pulling out of F1 with no other manufacture in place, so lets hit the team that ran tests carried out and supervised by Pirelli.

Taipan

May 27, 2013 9:19 AM

S, Yes it was up to Pirelli to inform other teams of the test, but was it also up to Pirelli to inform Mercedes that they should be using a 2 year old car for the test?
Mercedes are tied to the sporting code and must ensure that they abide by it, they can't just say "yeah we thought it was all a bit dodgy but Pirelli said it would be fine"

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