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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June 22, 2013 1:55 AM

richard, its a spec series. Their is very little difference in the speed of the old car. Half second at best. Who knows what Ferrari brought to the test? Maybe an updated 11. Alonso sure had the confidence to call out the Bulls after his new found speed. And running their own program wasn't in the rules. Not to mention they ran a test last year unannounced. Charlie is just a scape goat. The teams that needed help got it.


June 22, 2013 2:07 AM

Where are all the know alls who had brawn as the fall guy lol this is an fia **** up end of and any team would have gone with it . Hope they change rules to allow latest car to test tyres 4 tests a year each main team to get a go . So lets just move along a lot worse has happened in f1 over the years


June 22, 2013 3:06 AM

Perhaps if they stop messing about with the tyres, release them 1 day after the final race and then that's it - if the constructors cannot get their set up right, tough.
If they were to allow the 'main teams' only to test there would be endless droning about who the main teams were. Maybe if they let the bottom 4 teams test them and let them get an advantage (either by re-engineering or by large envelopes stuffed with fivers from RBR, Merc, Ferrari etc for the data).
Might make for closer racing....

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