F1 » Ferrari: Mercedes got away 'virtually scot free'

The Horse Whisperer: "It is somewhat perplexing to say the least to see that the guilty party can get away virtually scot free for having derived 'an unfair sporting advantage'..."

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June 21, 2013 9:48 PM

Gday All!! Do you not recall Horner saying they were asked but he thought it was illegal? so other teams were asked... @Ferrari wahahahah You are the biggest cheats in F1 how many times have you gotten away with stuff?? and Redbull what a joke you just need something to whinge about because you are not ahead of every other team quite as much as you wanted!! just to clarify i am actually a Mclaren fan..

Texas Roadhouse

June 21, 2013 9:58 PM

Ferrari can hardly claim to be "Persil"
The Tribunal is unable to express any opinion as to whether or not the testing carried out by Ferrari in 20
12 and 2013 was properly authorised but
, it would appear to be equally unsatisfactory that this
consent was also given by Charlie Whiting,


June 21, 2013 10:08 PM

Had there been an FIA representative present, this would all be moot. And I think Ferrari ARE a bunch of spoiled whiners. I'm a Kimi/Lotus fan...but to think Mercedes didn't gain any valuable data over three days of testing with current drivers and cars on track is burying your head in the sand. OK, it was Pirelli's test. How did they gather operating data? Did Mercedes shut off all their telemetry and stand in a booth? Ever been a racer? I did, for ten years, and if anything the drivers got a fair amount of seat-of-the-pants feedback on the current (and possible future) tires no other drivers on the grid even had the opportunity to learn. Non-grid drivers? OK. Old cars? OK. Current drivers, current cars, current tires, exclusive participarion? Unfair advantage.


June 21, 2013 11:09 PM

Not really an advantage if you are not trying to setup the car right and are setting up the car to someone else's specifications.

Didn't Ferrari get to run their own programs during their tests at the same track they were going to run at not to far in the future?

Why are people b****ing about Merc when Ferrari did so much worse? Hypocrisy if you ask me. Case closed, move on.


June 21, 2013 11:32 PM

The advantage gained over the penalty was easily worth it.
There was nothing stopping Merc testing parts for mileage testing, and reliability.
Shame they cant put Redbull in the shade with their performance though......


June 22, 2013 12:53 AM

Now I wonder if McLaren will need to do some testing of their ECU units that they supply to the teams. They might need 5 days of testing and I'm they have a car available that they can use for the test. As long as it is run by the division that makes the ECU then all should be fine.

I'm sure every teams can conjure up a scenario like this. Since the penalty doesn't fit the crime any benefits gained will far outweigh an penalty imposed.

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