F1 » Red Bull: Mercedes tyre test 'underhand'

Christian Horner and Helmut Marko hit out at Mercedes over 'underhand' Pirelli tyre test

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Testing 1 2 3 - Unregistered

May 27, 2013 11:42 AM

Ferrari's lawyers will be looking at that agreement between the teams VERY closely.
If that is null-en-void expect to see Fernando & Filipe running lap after lap around their test track working on this years & next years cars.


May 27, 2013 11:53 AM

There's something fishy going on when Marko states "It definitely helped them - you can see that they had no tyre problems today. That's no accident."

In the race I watched, there no real problem with tyres for ANY team. The Mercs were also quite slow in the first part of the race - Vettel said it was like two buses going around - which suggests they were preserving tyres whilst in clean air.

While there may be a dispute about use of current drivers/cars, RBR at least are using twisted logic to reinforce their case and, if your case is good enough, that is unnecessary.

prof-x - Unregistered

May 27, 2013 12:02 PM

lolz, I only hope the fans are not buying their bs.

Face it, Ferrari and RBR have been found out and Merc have the best car this year, only a shame Merc got suckered in to the test.

As for Monaco being a test of tires, that theory has absolutely no basis,,, but like P T Barnum (of circus fame) says 'there is a sucker born every minute' .


May 27, 2013 12:08 PM

the political power plays continue. who is really in charge at mercedes, red bull have noew got a nice lever to try to force a change in tyres and Bernie and The FIA agree as often as the teams are unanimous on anything

prof-x - Unregistered

May 27, 2013 12:12 PM

*(credited to PT Barnum)

Guess the 'fans' will have to wait for all the info to come out, but this sounds more like a bunch of noise to try and discredit.


May 27, 2013 12:46 PM

mr fill. yes, there was a problem with the tyres! this caused everyone to tiptoe around, many seconds below what they could have been doing. merc (lulu) did in fact have a problem towards the end, but their tyres lasted longer than normal due to slow pace. did you not notice the train of cars?

atxsxsw - Unregistered

May 27, 2013 12:48 PM

The fact that the test was kept a secret until this weekend seems to speak volumes. That something like this could even be kept quiet for a couple of weeks is actually quite surprising. It must have taken some serious effort to keep it quiet. I think the inference is clear about why it was kept secret.

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