F1 » Ecclestone: Mercedes in the wrong

Bernie Ecclestone believes Mercedes should have refused to do the Pirelli test following the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona

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June 14, 2013 3:14 PM

he is taking a shot at Merc for saying they may have to leave F1 if Bernie found guilty. also it seems that he is applying the same logic on perelli as he did for paying a bribe. giving them a free pass for doing Wrong. the same way he did. snake

Mark _

June 14, 2013 4:37 PM

This should go over well with the board of directors at Merc. Although it would be bad for the series sometimes I wish that the teams and circuits wouldn't put up with Bernie's meddling and B.S. and move on to greener pastures.


June 14, 2013 6:22 PM

The long term contract BE is talking about is not for the supply of tyres to the teams but for trackside advertising from 2014 to 2018.
This time the next tyre supplier will be chosen by the FIA after a proper tender (as per the sporting regulations) would be issued, that's why some teams did not signed with Pirelli yet.
When Pirelli came in no tender was issued and they signed with FOM and the teams.
The FIA international tribunal have no jurisdiction over Pirelli.
A month ago Michelin were speaking to teams and ran a campaign on twitter asking fans if they would like to see Michelin back.


June 14, 2013 7:16 PM

I hope this matter will be closed as soon as possible. I must admit that I feel sorry for Mercedes as they looks like cheaters now. I admire their company, I driver a Mercedes road car every day, they are a great manufacter. But I must admit too that I am happy that this happened. The entire world must know that F1 without testing is a little bit pathetic.


June 14, 2013 10:05 PM

Are we (the average fans) meant to believe that Bernie Ecclestone didn't know anything about those Pirelli tests? If he didn't, Why didn't he? After all there is only ONE tyre supplier, and if Bernie knows everything about all the competing teams he must know everything there is to know about the ONLY tyre supplier.


June 15, 2013 11:25 AM

firestorm. merc have not been made to look like cheaters, they ARE! merc knew the rules about in season testing, and to think that they were suckered by Pirelli, is just plain unbelievable.
I also drive a merc, (2011 e) and it is a heap! gearbox lousy, just had ecu and injection system replaced under warranty etc but that has nothing to do with the f1 team!

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