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)


  • Tom Zeus

    HAHA that’s funny Pirelli is going to sue FIA…what the people at Pirelli can’t read the rules or haven’t a c lue why giving one team a 3 day test isn’t right? But that’s OK maybe Pirelli tires has created a better relationship with a large auto manufacture who uses their tires on the autos they manufacture by giving that manufacturer an unfair advantage in a racing series? Hmm…what team looks better now? Does making Mercedes look good on race day sell more Pirelli tires? Surprising why Pirelli picked Mercedes to do the test. Does Pirelli think everyone’s stupid?

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