During the Grand Prix weekend in Baku the FIA had made it clear to the teams that it does not allow them to preheat their hydraulic components of their chassis. […]
In Formula One burning oil as part of combustion is banned because of these perceived benefits, but it is claimed some teams have found a way to circumnavigate the rules.
Red Bull was the first to blow a whistle and point to Mercedes accusing them of using this method to get a power boost over the rest of the pack, specifically in the closing stages of qualifying or when they needed an extra little boost on the final laps last year. Mercedes shook their heads in amazement and it is believed that this year has pointed to Ferrari. The Italians naturally have denied it and have accredited their gains to mapping… which may be true.
The FIA remained deeply concerned by the wider implications of the incident, firstly through the impact such behaviour may have on fans and young competitors worldwide and secondly due to the damage such behaviour may cause to the FIA’s image and reputation of the sport.
Following detailed discussion and further examination of video and data evidence related to the incident, Sebastian Vettel admitted full responsibility.
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There has been much talk this week about a “Chinese Consortium” considering entering future championships, however thanks to the wonder of electronic communications and receiving live reports from the conference, TJ13 can confirm there is MORE THAN ONE newbie to express an interest.
“The direction of many sporting events is that they become entertainment events, with not only sport as a focus but also music, culture and new ways of sports presentation that enrich the fan experience and go far beyond traditional racing.” – Jean Todt 2017 Sport Conference
FIA’s race leader Charlie Whiting had a heated driver meeting today, in Bahrein. And with him Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. Vettel had to listen to a lot of criticism about his […]
Since Ferrari has become victorious again it seems that all eyes are on them. The fans hopes are high for a ‘Schumi vs Mika’ -like battle between Vettel and Hamilton. […]
The current (and possible new) engine manufacturers have met with the FIA and the FOM in Paris, in order to discuss the Formula 1 engines of the future (2021). They […]
On this Day in F1 – 2008 “Ferrari International Assistance” Red faces at the FIA after it was revealed that an agreement with Ferrari meant they would receive US$80 million […]