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    Default Anyone Following Mercedes/Pirelli FIA Tribunal?

    OK, so Mercedes and Pirelli were both hit with reprimands and removal from Young Driver Testing (Mercedes) later this month due to their participation in an in-season test with current cars. BUT, get this-they got the go-ahead to conduct the test from Charlie Whiting-Head of FIA Opps. Whiting's lawyer said it was OK to do so and the "go-ahead's" in writing.

    So we've got this new International "Tribunal" in place that's supposed to show impartiality and the FIA-the ones that wrote the rules and the one that told the teams to BREAK the rules-got off! Scott-free (well, with the exception of having been footed the bill for this major cock-up). Wow! This is the same ole' BS!

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    Seems fare at the end.
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    Agree, seems fare in the end for Mercedes and Pirelli-they ultimately broke the rules, but the FIA gave them permission to do so! And they only got hit with the Tribunal bill! Someone within the FIA should have gotten fired for leading Mercedes astray.

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    Kinda gotta think that Whiting's lawyer just bought a nice education fund for his kids and a sweet, post FIA consulting job (and retirement package) from Mercedes. Or some such . . . .

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