F1 » Young Driver Test opened up to race drivers

The FIA confirms that it has asked the World Motor Sport Council to make amendments to F1's Sporting Regulations to allow race drivers to run in the Silverstone Young Driver Test

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July 02, 2013 2:11 AM

On a side note. How the heck does the FIA think they can monitor CFD and wind tunnel time when they couldn't even locate a secret F1 test? Apparently more than once. Held a week before an event and one a day later at the event track while teams were still packing up. Or are we using the Boy Scout approach?


July 02, 2013 6:55 AM

If Mr. Jean Todt wore 6 inch platforms even i wouldn't look up to him. Once your credibility is lost, it is no point going round in circles to put things right, or make things look fair. You failed big time by legalising the illegal test without a proper punishment.
1.5 kgs and 1000 km has a huge marging when it comes to rules and breaking them.
May be the drivers should use young drivers' helmets to make things look better.


July 02, 2013 8:28 AM

race drivers will not be allowed to improve the car but will work on tyre development. ??????? as merc has already shown, these go hand in and! seems mad, to me.

and thn there is the fact that the ydt ws here to give aspiring f1 drivers, chance to try an f1 car. now they ae being robbed of this??


July 02, 2013 9:53 AM

JT has shown poor leadership again. Some has viewed his term as successful as he doesn't constantly make waves like Mosley did but when he's been required to step up he's shown himself to be weak and indecisive (Bahrain GP springs to mind).


July 02, 2013 8:02 PM

Mercedes will not be allowed to take part in the forthcoming young drivers test as per the IT ruling, but incredible as it may sound Toto of Mercedes expressed concern about what the other teams will be allowed to do, this man is a bit too shy when it comes to express his concerns,


July 02, 2013 8:19 PM

Taz, Jean Todd weak when it comes to decision taking? Man, you certainly don't know what you are talking about or maybe you have been smoking something strange.
A report is circulating that when Sauber and mclaren team personal were send out to the scene of Sunday's tyre explosion they discovered shards of Kevlar which means that Pirelli modified the tyres without consent for Silverstone.
On the other hand Pirelli says it would like to underline that the 2013 tyre range does not compromise driver safety in any way if used in the correct manner, and that it meets all the safety standards requested by the FIA.


July 02, 2013 8:33 PM

sunny. Pirelli wanted to go with Kevlar and three teams were vetoing it. however, fia overruled the veto, and Pirelli were allowed to supplement the steel belt with Kevlar. but now, the fully Kevlar band and new compounds will be introduced for nurburgring. so todt did in fact act dictatorially. surprised there have been no complaints from Ferrari, lotus or fi over this change.

and when todt was in charge at Peugeot, he often had run ins with fia, and he sailed very close to the wind on occasions. and remember when he was with Ferrari,? fia were afraid of him then!

but he does need to be a bit more vocal.


July 02, 2013 9:06 PM

Richard, there are few if any sites, periodicals, media that have anything to do with F1 that I miss but still it is news to me that the FIA/JT gave the go ahead/permitted Pirelli to modify in any way its tyres when they was never declared unsafe, as far as I know the FIA can only allow modifications to the construction of the tyres on safety grounds and the tyres were never declared to have been unsafe.
As to a dog that barks a lot (vocal) it is said that such dogs are normally useless as they don't bite.

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