F1 » Ferrari downplays Pirelli test


Ferrari plays down the importance of the test it carried out for Pirelli earlier in the year with a 2011-spec car

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DarrenT - Unregistered

May 31, 2013 10:56 AM

Oh bulls*its!! You can perform aero parts evaluation even with older car. Ferrari must gain something from it. Those sly italians, no wonder their cars are much better at the beginning of the season compared with the last few years.

richard

May 31, 2013 10:59 AM
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it appears that matter has now been referred to the international tribunal, and pirelli have been asked to provide all the test data. merc are also claiming that pirelli agreement overrules the sporting regs, which of course, Ferrari complied with when they used a two year old car.

further, lulu tweeted a picture of himself "in florida" when he was actually in Barcelona. ?????????

mrfill

May 31, 2013 11:14 AM

@richard
do we know who drove during the Ferrari test? This information is being kept rather quiet and if it turns out that Massa or Alonso were driving then would that change the compliance of the test?

Giveway - Unregistered

May 31, 2013 11:24 AM

Depends if it was in-season testing. Being that this test was not performed by Ferrari f1, it wouldn't have used Ferrari f1's drivers, most likely the tester.

Also interesting is that Pirelli would have had to take away the amount of Km/s travelled in the first test from the second, and I would bet they have tested more than 1000km/s in the first merc test alone...

mrfill

May 31, 2013 11:33 AM

@richard
re lulu at disneyworld I found this...

"It is an established fact the test took place between Wednesday May 15 and Friday May 17 - the week immediately after the Spanish GP - and Hamilton flew to America on the Monday. It is possible that he then flew back to Barcelona to take part on either the Thursday and/or the Friday - the test was extended to a third day due to rain."

atxsxsw - Unregistered

May 31, 2013 1:18 PM

Who has custody of the data gathered at the test? Who drove the cars at the test? If the data was only for Pirelli and Ferrari retained no copy of the data, and the drivers were not Massa or Alonso, then Ferrari might be in the clear.

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