F1 » Brawn: My conscience is clear


Ross Brawn has given his reasons why Mercedes acted in the way it did during the three-day Pirelli test that is causing consternation up and down the F1 pit-lane.

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benignlyindifferent

June 07, 2013 10:33 PM

So, why not have each of the main teams build up a 2013 chassis and have these "turned over" to Pirellis for the remainder of the season for testing by a 3rd party test driver? It just seems to me F1 continues to shoot themselves in the foot with these quasi clandestine arrangements.

Objective

June 07, 2013 11:59 PM

It is interesting how the various fans of certain teams/drivers are using this issue to attack the teams/drivers that they don't like. This issue transcends petty fanboy attitudes and cuts to the heart of F1. If Mercedes and Pirelli have broken the rules and, as a result, Mercedes have gained an advantage over the other teams then sanctions need to be imposed or all teams given opportunity to do the same testing. After all it can only help Pirelli to have data from a range of different cars.

kiwibob

June 08, 2013 3:53 AM

My Honest guy would be Stirling Moss and i think we will hear a lot more about who said and did what in this tyre row yet brawn i think is clever so he thinks he has an ace up his sleeve which would not surprise anyone

107SS2009

June 08, 2013 5:19 AM

Kiwi, might interest you, Stirling Moss the number two big name of the time at the 1958 Cuban GP.
Honesty at its best, Fangio told his captors “you mustn't take Stirling because he is on his honeymoon, he later admitted that he sympathised with his captors.
Stirling Moss took the win after overtaking Masten Gregory under a red flag.
Masten “now listen, I was in the lead all the time”.
Moss, “look, keep quiet, we'll pool our money together and then split it” and that's exactly what we did. So officially I was the winner, why have an argument about it?.

richard

June 08, 2013 7:43 AM

at the press conference last night, horner brought up an interesting point.
if what brawn did was in order (having a private test by a non competitor) then the way is open for all teams to have private tests with their 2014 engine manufacturer, and so get valuable testing of their 2014 cars.

107SS2009

June 08, 2013 7:57 AM

Brawn sticks his neck on the line.
Brawn reveals that it had been his decision to join Pirelli at the test with a 2013 car.
Brawn “I have been in it a long time and been through these sort of things before.

iusedtobesleepy

June 08, 2013 11:08 AM

Laughable as always from Mr Brawn. As people point out on here it is simply a case of who has the cleverest lawyers. Am I being naive to think it is only the last few years we have one major scandal each season to spice up the championship??

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