F1 2013 – Mercedes and Pirelli to face FIA tribunal

Formula One News » F1 2013 – Mercedes and Pirelli to face FIA tribunal

Mercedes and Pirelli are to face an FIA international tribunal for carrying out a “secret” tyre test.

Ferrari has been cleared of conducting a similar test as they used their 2011 car.

FIA Statement:
“In the light of all the replies received and in view of the information gathered during this inquiry, the president of the FIA, acting as the FIA prosecuting body, has decided:

“To close the case as regard to Scuderia Ferrari Team considering that its participation in a tyre test organised by Pirelli in Barcelona on 23-24 April 2013 using for this purpose a 2011 car is not deemed to contravene the applicable FIA rules.

“To bring the case concerning the tyre testing session carried out by Pirelli and Team Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 in Barcelona on 15-17 May 2013 before the FIA International Tribunal because it results from the inquiry that the conditions of this testing may constitute a breach of the applicable FIA rules.

“The FIA International Tribunal is called upon to make a decision in compliance with the FIA Judicial and Disciplinary Rules.”



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