Pirelli may sue FIA in aftermath of 'tyre-gate' tribunal

Pirelli tyre technician at work

Pirelli tyre technician at work

The Telegraph newspaper reports that tyre supplier Pirelli, officially reprimanded by the FIA tribunal for their role in the post Spanish GP tyre test with Mercedes, “may yet decide to sue the FIA” for having wrongfully pressed charges and damaging its image.

Mercedes issued a statement saying that it accepts the penalties, while boss Ross Brawn insisted to British Sky television that the marque emerged from the saga with “a blemish-free record”.

Brawn, meanwhile, did not deny that he would have lost his job had the tribunal issued a harsher penalty.

“You never know what might[‘ve] happen[ed] if the outcome of the tribunal had been different and I’m an employee and member of the team, so things can change,” he said. (GMM)

 

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