F1 » No decision from Tribunal on Thursday

There will be no decision announced from the International Tribunal on Thursday, said officials, as Pirelli started its defence with a stark repudiation of the hearing's jurisdiction.

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June 20, 2013 6:17 PM

They shouldn't suffer too much, they didnt gain an advantage that was not offered under legal circumstances to Ferrari, Pirelli pulled them in to the test and there was an actual reason for Pirelli to use a team that was harder on the tires (perception) to test out issues related to safety.

It's not like they tested at Barcelona before the race at Barcelona.


June 20, 2013 6:35 PM

rob. exclusion from young driver test???? what penalty is that? the only person who would suffer is the relevant young driver, who had no involvement in any way.

and interesting, despite merc/Pirelli claiming it was 2014 tyres that were being tested, brawn said that it was a "safety issue". ??????????

what was the safety issue? was it the delaminating of 2013 tyres, that brawn says were not tested? and if that is what they were testing, it would of course have a serious benefit for merc for this year, as they would now know what non delaminating tyres could be stressed to.


June 20, 2013 6:38 PM

Since this illegal tyre test came to light, the continued arrogance of Mercedes needs be punished. Mclaren were punished for having Ferrari technical data even though they did not use it.


June 20, 2013 6:43 PM

Richard ...i fully believe that merc gained valuable information. even nico said he knew what tire he was using. but most important was the fact that perilli and merc exploited a developed loophole. so tbey need to be applauded as you say. on the subject of safety maybe they will be using tbe same vulcanization process and needed to check the 2014 tires early.

Mark _

June 20, 2013 7:12 PM

@Elijah - McLaren were punished for lying to the FIA about the extent that the Ferrari info was used. If you recall they were only put on probation after the first hearing. It was not until it was disclosed that more than one person used the data that the draconian penalty was imposed. Also to say that they did not use the technical data is incorrect. Simply knowing that something is not a benefit saved McLaren the leg work of finding that out for themselves.

If arrogance is now being punished (rule?) they will have to punish all of the teams.

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