Formula One News » F1 2013 – FIA Tribunal: Brawn “inevitable” to gain from test Posted on 20/06/2013
Ross Brawn has spoken at the FIA tribunal into the Mercedes-Pirelli tyre test and stated that it was “inevitable” his team would gain something from the test but stated there was no clear competitive advantage
When asked if his team benefited, Brawn said “I don’t see how, we didn’t know what the tyres were; we didn’t know what the detail objectives were of what Pirelli were doing.
“We always work on the principle that no information is better than bad information. I don’t see how we could have used any data from that test.”
“It is essential that the team keep a track of what is going on with the car when it is running to ensure there is no malfunctioning, or some issue with car, the telemetry was used for normal functioning of car.”
“I think that is unavoidable, and was a consideration taken into account when we had permission from the FIA to do the test. But it does need to be kept in proportion.”
“Charlie is the go-to reference for all the sporting matters, particularly when at a race track because there are numbers of issues that come up on a race weekend, and Charlie deals with them as race director.
“The important part of sporting regulations is it is something that does need a timely response during the event, so if we had a situation where for sporting regulations clarification or checks that had to go through a procedure then there are a number of areas that would be quite difficult.”