F1 » Mercedes: We didn't test - Pirelli did

Mercedes has opened its defence at the FIA International Tribunal by claiming that the private test that took place last month was Pirelli's undertaking, not the team's.

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June 20, 2013 7:08 PM

rob. no point bleating about the INTENT of the rules. it is only the LETTER of the rules that matters.

ie. the intent of the exhaust rules were that exhausts would not have any aero effect. but all cars are now using coandas to fully utilise the gasses on the diffuser, something that fia did not want to happen.


June 21, 2013 2:21 AM

What a bunch of bleeding hearts the facts are they have email from whiting and are saying it was pirrelli test not theres and i think by just having brawn there could be a clever move to make it look like its not that big a deal .
Bet pirrelli come out ok as nobody else wants to make f1 tyres .All the top teams have pushed the rules at different times and will always be trying to find loop holes


June 21, 2013 7:36 AM

kiwi. so it will now be ok for Renault to hold a test using an rb9 with vettel and webber driving? or for Vodafone to hold a test to see if their mobiles work at 200 mph, using a macca?


June 21, 2013 8:51 AM

Kiwibob, even Whiting and an FIA legal personal said it could be seen as a Pirelli test which is the route that Brawn went down so i can see why Mercedes are accusing the FIA for double standards.

If the operatives of a governing body relays information to a team which that governing body does not agree with then that governing body in this case the FIA must look at themselves and their staff.

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