Statement: Teams “shocked” by FIA-Ferrari settlement

After a report yesterday that Mercedes’ Toto Wolff had written to six other teams requesting their support in protesting the FIA’s settlement with Ferrari regarding the 2019 fuel-flow scandal, it is now apparent he has got his wish.

Together, the seven non-Ferrari-connected teams in Formula 1 have released a statement, decrying the FIA’s handling of the situation and threatening legal action should the settlement not be disclosed.

The statement, in full, reads as follows:

“We, the undersigned teams, were surprised and shocked by the FIA’s statement of Friday 28 February regarding the conclusion of its investigation into the Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 Power Unit.

“An international sporting regulator has the responsibility to act with the highest standards of governance, integrity and transparency.

“After months of investigations that were undertaken by the FIA only following queries raised by other teams, we strongly object to the FIA reaching a confidential settlement agreement with Ferrari to conclude this matter.

“Therefore, we hereby state publicly our shared commitment to pursue full and proper disclosure in this matter, to ensure that our sport treats all competitors fairly and equally. We do so on behalf of the fans, the participants and the stakeholders of Formula One.

“In addition, we reserve our rights to seek legal redress, within the FIA’s due process and before the competent courts.”

Signed,

McLaren Racing Limited
Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Limited
Racing Point UK Limited
Red Bull Racing Limited
Renault Sport Racing Limited
Scuderia Alpha Tauri S.p.A.
Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited