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Ferrari 'trusts FIA' over tribunal decision

Luca di Montezemolo says he trusts the FIA's International Tribunal will make the right decision when it meets to discuss Mercedes' tyre test with Pirelli
Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo says the Italian team has faith that the FIA will make the right decision when it comes to the hearing of the FIA's International Tribunal later this month.

The governing body confirmed yesterday [Monday] that the hearing would take place on 20 June where it would be decided if any further action is to be taken against Mercedes and Pirelli over the tyre test that took place in Barcelona following the Spanish Grand Prix.

Ferrari has already been cleared by the FIA over its own test following the race in Bahrain, as that test took place using its 2011 car rather than its current machine – as was the case with the Mercedes test – and di Montezemolo said he felt confident that the right decision would now be made when it comes to handing out any penalties on Mercedes.

“We have faith in the FIA,” he said. “I do not wish to comment, but I note with satisfaction that the Federation is following this incident well.

“Let's hope Formula 1 can maintain its professionalism and we have faith that those who attempt to circumvent the regulations are pursued and prosecuted, or rather more prosecuted than pursued.”

Focusing on the action on-track di Montezemolo said he was sure that Ferrari would be able to fight back in the title race having lost ground to Red Bull again over the course of the weekend in Montreal.

“As for us, we know exactly what we must do to win,” he said. “Between today and tomorrow, I will hold a long and detailed meeting with Domenicali and all the engineers: they know what we must do to improve and I am convinced that right to the very last race, Ferrari will be competitive and a contender, that we will not give up and that we have all the elements in place to improve.

“A super-Saturday? Yes, but even just a normal one would do: it would be enough to see a car capable of getting comfortably onto the first two rows of the grid, not necessarily on pole, because from there, we can win the race. On Sunday, we saw Alonso produce another amazing race, with Ferrari running as a contender. We can but hope that in future, it might be a bit hotter on the race weekends…”




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107SS2009

June 11, 2013 6:38 PM

Incredible for anybody following F1 racing to doubt that a team clocking 1000 km more than others with a current car and race drivers will not gain an advantage. The tune of some posters sounds like they doubt the international tribunal will penalise Mercedes because they are a big company and important in F1, or put in another way they reason and bank on (hope so) on the assumption that the tribunal will not penalise Mercedes in a harsh way (proportional to the crime) because they are important in F1.

Taz

June 11, 2013 5:47 PM
Last Edited 413 days ago

@rob01 I doubt it, they've signed up till 2020 (I think) and have a seat on the board and have a commercial agreement to supply McLaren, Williams & Force India? for 2014 so I don't think so. I doubt the penalty will be as severe as McLaren got as they are a constructor, money comes 1st in F1 and sporting integrity 2nd. They might be found innocent though and the GP2 test story and helmets with no race driver colour scheme could just be an unfortunate coincidence....cough.



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