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McLaren won't run FRIC in Germany

Door open for German Grand Prix protests as teams fail to agree on FRIC ban, with Mercedes still undecided on whether to run system or not
McLaren has confirmed it will not be running a FRIC suspension system at this weekend's German Grand Prix following a directive from the FIA.

Last week the FIA's Charlie Whiting wrote to all of the teams to inform them of a technical directive that FRIC - Front and Rear Interconnected - systems are likely to be deemed illegal. However, the governing body had been willing to delay a ban on the systems until 2015 if all the teams unanimously agree.

It now appears such a resolution is unlikely, with McLaren not running a system at Hockenheim and able to protest against any team that does if it so wishes.

"McLaren does not currently intend to run a FRIC suspension system at the German Grand Prix," a McLaren spokesman confirmed to Crash.net.

While not confirming the FIA's latest correspondence with the teams, the spokesman added: "McLaren will comply with the FIA's rulings on the matter."

Crash.net understand Mercedes will determine in due course whether or not it will run a FRIC system.

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July 15, 2014 6:34 PM

So in favor of cost cutting they want to abandon tech that costs hundreds of millions to develop? In favor of cost cutting they spent hundreds of millions to develop new power units? Etc... Now pardon me I have to go buy a solid gold house to save money on paint.


July 15, 2014 1:27 PM

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