F1 » Mercedes and Pirelli get reprimands for 'secret' tyre test

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@Taz I'm not saying the rules allow current drivers. They don't. But there is this ridculous carve out for Pirelli to test without the same rigour of definitiion within it. So there's a grey area there and Mercedes interpreted it to their advantage as much as possible. And then Charlie said it was OK. Given the same approval i can't imagine any team that would have done differently. The FIA screwed this up big time in my book by giving a team permission to get away with something that "everyone knows is wrong" but might not technically be illegal. It's a farce. Speaking of, does anyone else find it unbelievable that Pirelli is expected to develop tires without extensive testing using the very machines they are intended for. I wish they just allow one "tire" test for each team during the year or a general test milage limit with some percentage to be used for tire testing.

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