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The brains of Brawn come out on top again 24th June 2013, 12:05

Mercedes avoided a serious penalty on Friday as Ross Brawn once again emerged as the biggest winner in an encounter with the hand of FIA justice.

Missing Young Drivers’ Test “a blow” for Mercedes 21st June 2013, 21:01

Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn denied Mercedes’ punishment for conducting a three-day test ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix was lenient.

Ferrari: Mercedes “got away virtually scot-free”

Ferrari say Mercedes “got away virtually scot free” for breaking the testing regulations.

Is the FIA’s test ban for Mercedes a fair penalty?

The FIA International Tribunal has banned Mercedes from participating in this year’s Young Drivers Test. Is it a fair punishment for breaking the testing rules?

‘We always prefer to test with race drivers’ – Horner

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner reacted to the FIA’s punishment of Mercedes by pointing out that teams prefer having the opportunity to use their race drivers in tests.

Mercedes accepts FIA decision and will not appeal

Mercedes say they will not appeal against the International Tribunal’s verdict on the test it conducted in May.

FIA to “strengthen” controls on testing

The FIA has pledged to “strengthen” how it regulates testing in Formula One following Mercedes’ punishment for conducting a test with Pirelli ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix.

Mercedes-Pirelli tyre test row timeline

Here is how the events unfolded which led to Mercedes and Pirelli being found guilty of breaking the rules by holding a secret tyre test.

Mercedes “had no reason to believe” test was illegal

The FIA International Tribunal ruled Mercedes “had no reason to believe that approval had not been given” by the FIA for their three-day tyre test for Pirelli.

Mercedes banned from Young Drivers’ Test by FIA

An FIA Tribunal has banned Mercedes from participating in this year’s Young Drivers’ Test for conducting a three-day test ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix.