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.
Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn denied Mercedes’ punishment for conducting a three-day test ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix was lenient.
Ferrari say Mercedes “got away virtually scot free” for breaking the testing regulations.
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?
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 say they will not appeal against the International Tribunal’s verdict on the test it conducted in May.
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.
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.
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.
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.