F1 » Mercedes accepts ruling, won't launch appeal

Mercedes says it accepts the ruling made by the FIA's International Tribunal and won't launch an appeal against its reprimand and ban from the Young Driver Test

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June 21, 2013 4:18 PM

mark. the tribunal actually found that whiting was not qualified to make any decision, but merc assumed that he had, and went ahead. whiting has been overruled in his decisions before now. and that is the reason why the fia was found to be partly at fault.

Mark _

June 21, 2013 4:26 PM

richard - Clearly Mercedes sought guidance from the FIA i.e. Charlie. As a representative of the FIA Charlie directed them on the course to take to circumvent the regulation. If he was not qualified to provide that then he should have directed them to the appropriate party.

Mark _

June 21, 2013 5:19 PM

It is interesting that Lauda tried to broker a backroom deal with Bernie but the high ups a Merc put a stop to it. To me that is much more shaddy than anything that Brawn did. Maybe it will be Lauda who leaves Merc before Brawn.


June 21, 2013 6:42 PM

mark. re whiting. exactly, and he didn't. that was his failing. no ONE person makes decisions for fia. but to give him his dues, his email was a qualified one which was not heeded. I presume he expected merc and/or Pirelli to keep him informed before proceeding.

pcxmac. perhaps you should change your name to pcxmerc?

Mark _

June 21, 2013 6:46 PM

Richard - it wasn't just Charlie. The FIA lawyer Sebastien Bernard was also part of the email chain. "On May 3, Bernard responded saying that Mercedes could use its 2013 car as, for the purposes of the test, it would not be seen as a competitor's car. "


June 21, 2013 6:48 PM

PCX, I'll point my finger at you and say fanboyism clouds your judgement on all things F1. If this had been a team that Lulu wasn't involved in you'd be wanting them banned, wake up FFS.

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