F1 » FIA brings Ferrari into tyre test row

The FIA asks Mercedes and Ferrari to provide information about Pirelli tyre tests as part of its ongoing investigation

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May 31, 2013 11:05 PM

Even I know as someone who watches F1 that in season testing for tyres or new drivers clearly states teams are not allowed to run cars from the current season plus 2 years previous. This means that the newest car that would be allowed is a 2000 spec car

fc - Unregistered

June 01, 2013 2:00 AM

I think the FIA or someone high up in the FIA is behind this mercedes test. Ross brawn is not an idiot. he would have ensured they were covered.

The latest FIA announcement that ferrari are being drawn into the debate is purely a diversion to take some of the focus away from their own actions.

Come clean FIA dont deal with this behind closed doors and come up with some excuse.

Todt and Brawn used to be good buddies...mmmmm I wonder?

Dave - Unregistered

June 01, 2013 2:10 AM

Is it current plus two previous years that are prohibited, or current plus previous year? If it's the former, then Ferrari's 2011 car would also be ineligible, and they'd be in the same hot water as Merc.

Rt - Unregistered

June 01, 2013 4:04 AM

I've never been a fan of Ferrari but I don't believe they did anything illegal. I think the FIA is calling on them simply to compare what actions they did during their testing to compare them to what Merc have done. Kinda like using them as a guideline to show Merc where they screwed up.

Rt - Unregistered

June 01, 2013 6:11 AM

This statement was directly from Hembery last Sunday:

Moreover, Hembery insisted that Mercedes would have gleaned very little useful information from the test with the decision to throw the Canadian GP tyres into the mix having been taken at the last minute following ongoing problems with the 2013 rubber in Spain. "In reality, we were looking at next year's solutions and trying a variety of different things, so Mercedes haven't a clue what on earth we were testing," he claimed, "ninety percent (of what was tested) was for 2014."

This proves Pirelli are lying through their teeth. So what was the remaining 10%? For 2015? What a joke.

Stu - Unregistered

June 01, 2013 6:51 AM

Strange how the two who tested have managed to win the most recent GPs.
Why don't the Fia ask for a test mule that all the teams contribute towards?

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