F1 2013 – FIA Tribunal: FIA did NOT grant test

Formula One News » F1 2013 – FIA Tribunal: FIA did NOT grant test

As proceedings get underway in Paris for the FIA tribunal into test-gate, the FIA has declared they did not grant permission for the Mercedes – Pirelli test to go ahead.

The FIA have stated any claims by Mercedes that race director Charlie Whiting gave the all clear for the test are “irrelevant”

“Whether or not Whiting consented, it is irrelevant, because testing in relation to Article 22 is a breach, unless it [a rule change] is granted by the World Motor Sport Council,” said FIA representative Mark Howard QC.

“Whiting was asked a general and non-specific question – the general question on the permissibility of using a 2013 car.

“His preliminary response was that such a test would comply with Article 22 providing purpose was for Pirelli to test its tyre and he would check.”

“This communication was not an agreement by the FIA – it was nothing more than Whiting and Bernard’s interpretation of [article] 22.”

The FIA is arguing that other teams were not invited to take part in the test.

Post a Comment - Logged in as . Log out?

Your email is never shared. Required fields are marked *




    Ayrton Senna Limited Edition Print

    This is the first time the image has been released - an opportunity not to be missed.

    Click for details
  • 2015 F1 Drivers’ Championship

    1Lewis Hamilton169
    2Nico Rosberg159
    3Sebastian Vettel120
    4Kimi Raikkonen72
    5Valtteri Bottas67
    6Felipe Massa62
    7Daniel Ricciardo36
    8Daniil Kvyat19
  • 2015 F1 Constructors’ Championship

    4Red Bull55
    5Force India31