Teams Write To FIA On Ferrari Engine Controversy
Still, on Ferrari Engine Controversy, some terms have written to FIA with regard to the ongoing Ferrari Engine Controversy.
According to BBC Sports, Seven teams have written a letter to the governing body, the FIA demanding answers to a series of questions on the Ferrari engine controversy.
Although the content of the letter is alleged confidential, the BBC Sport revealed that it contains an extensive list of queries about a confidential settlement the FIA has reached with Ferrari.
Meanwhile, the FIA accepted on Thursday that it had suspected the Ferrari’s engine was not always legal in 2019 but could not prove it.
In the meantime, one of the major content in the letter is a deadline by which the teams have demanded the answers.
According to BBC Sports, the letter was signed by seven teams who on Wednesday issued a collective statement expressing their “strong objection” to the deal between the FIA and Ferrari, saying they would “pursue full and proper disclosure” and “reserved [their] right to seek legal redress”.
Below are the seven terms involved:
So the only teams that could not sign the letter were Ferrari and their engine customers Alfa Romeo and Haas.
As noted earlier, the content of the letter has not been disclosed by the seven signatory teams.
So far, the seven teams have declined requests by BBC Sport to share the contents of the letter.
The letter was addressed to both the FIA and commercial rights holder the F1 Group.
Meanwhile, for now, we are optimistic that the teams involved are particularly concerned about the following:
- why the FIA felt it was unable to prove its doubts about the Ferrari engine’s legality
- why the settlement it reached was confidential rather than communicated more widely
- whether the integrity of the finishing order of last year’s championship should be questioned
- what the FIA’s failure to get to the facts on the question of the engine’s legality says about the governing body’s ability to police the sport’s technical regulations
On the part of the FIA, it maintained in a statement on Thursday that it was “not fully satisfied” with Ferrari’s insistence that the car was legal at all times.
Meanwhile, the governing body maintained that it decided not to pursue its case because “further action would not necessarily result in a conclusive case due to the complexity of the matter and the material impossibility to provide the unequivocal evidence of a breach”.
According to the FIA, its rules allowed it to look for a settlement with Ferrari, and for it to be confidential, and pointed towards clauses in its regulations that dictate that such deals are subject to the team in question “cooperating with good faith”, “telling the whole truth”, and “providing genuine, total and permanent cooperation”.
Meanwhile, we are patiently waiting for the result of the letter written by these seven times over Ferrari Engine Controversy.
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