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Mercedes' Ross Brawn suggests FIA to clampdown testing

Mohit Camma
Modified 26 Jun 2013, 20:56 IST

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The team principal of Mercedes, Ross Brawn, suggests FIA that the situation has been getting out of control because of testing and they need to clampdown it.

Mercedes contravened F1 regulations while taking part in the three-day, 1000km test with their 2013 car. Team Mercedes was banned from this year’s Young Driver Test for the same.

Brawn feels this episode might lead to tighter policing of all the testing regulations. This would help them in the proposed next year’s in-season tests.

Brawn told Autosport: “The FIA are now looking at the whole issue, and not just this particular issue. Teams have been doing filming days at Idiada- can you explain that one to me?”

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Brawn said:  “Mercedes would have preferred to have been able to run at the Young Driver Test this year than having the Pirelli test, but reiterated the teams need to be willing to help the tyre supplier.

“Having said that I think the testing for Pirelli was essential. So from an individual team perspective the Young Driver Test would be much more attractive, but from a Formula One perspective the teams have to help support the tyre supplier in Formula One more to enable it to do a better job. “So if you look at the overall picture I think the Pirelli tyre test was an absolutely vital thing to do because they need the information to give Formula One the tyres we need in the future.

“The whole issue of testing has slipped over the years and now needs correcting, and we all need to have a clear picture for the benefit of everyone.”

Source: ESPN F1

Published 26 Jun 2013, 20:56 IST
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