F1 » Mercedes and Pirelli get reprimands for 'secret' tyre test


International Tribunal confirms verdict on 'secret' tyre test by Mercedes and Pirelli, with both getting reprimands, while the former is also banned from taking part in this year's Young Driver Test

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Taz

June 21, 2013 1:51 PM

Mercedes did gain an "unfair sporting advantage" from its use of a 2013 Formula 1 car in the secret Pirelli test even though that had not been the original intention, claims the FIA International Tribunal.

Fancy that eh.

Taz

June 21, 2013 1:56 PM

@Texas Roadhouse

What prejudice?

I just want to see the rules applied fairly to everyone, one team got an advantage, if they weren't caught then tough but they were!

Don't turn this into something about the drivers or something else, it's about the team cheating and avoiding justice because the FIA c**ked up and Merc are too big to punish.

They have a free hand to cheat now.

richard

June 21, 2013 1:58 PM

something has occurred to me....... the penalty is nearly word for word, what merc were suggesting yesterday. has a "behind the scenes" deal been struck between fia and merc....? hhmmmmmm.

elijah

June 21, 2013 2:03 PM

This decision makes me think how many decisions would have gone Hamilton's way over the years if he had not been driving with McLaren. He may have been a triple world champion by now.

Fullofit

June 21, 2013 2:03 PM
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@ Richard

Exactly ... & in a month we'll read about how Merc is bankrolling some new FIA initiated road safety campaign.

Not that any of that has any relevance to F1 or motorsport.

Mark _

June 21, 2013 2:07 PM

Some people wanted their pound of flesh but in reality this is not a bad outcome. The emails from Charlie saved their hide. In the big picture any advantage gained was negligible. Compared to RBR last year this is nothing.

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