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

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richard

June 15, 2013 2:53 PM

rob. there is photographic proof, as well as admission from merc, that they used 2013 car and current drivers. the evidence is factual and is not just circumstantial. of course, Guantanamo does not exist, it is all a ploy by the free world to besmirch usa.

107SS2009

June 16, 2013 2:36 PM

Now that Pirelli seems to have punished the opposing teams by their chose of tyres for the next three races BRB are saying “our issue is nothing to do with Pirelli, it is about a current entrant breaking the rules by using a current car”.
Pirelli is saying that the test with Mercedes was aimed to develop 2014 tyres.
Ross Brawn was a signatory with all teams to an agreement that requires any team that wants to test elements for 2014 to inform all teams and the FIA, and that the test will have to be jointly approved by the testing committee setup which means the teams and the FIA.
Brawn's job might not be the only one in doubt, that's apart from the fact that Mercedes sporting credibility are now in question, Whiting might well be on his way out, Giorgio Ascanelli is being mentioned as a possible replacement.

over2u

June 17, 2013 1:15 AM

@107SS2009, Whiting has been very loyal to MrF1 and he's part of the system Mr F1 has built over the years, Brawn on the other hand must move a side, that was Part of the agreement between Lauda, Woolf and MrF1. Change of guards ! ! No?

107SS2009

June 17, 2013 4:46 PM

Over2u, that's the exact problem (loyalty).
Charlie Whiting as an employee of the FIA (Federation International Automobile) is supposed and expected to be loyal to the federation and not to MR F1.

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