Seven Formula One Teams Request ‘Full And Proper Disclosure’ Following Settlement Between FIA And Ferrari
March 4, 2020
Seven Formula One teams have requested ‘Full and proper disclosure’ from the FIA following a settlement being reached between the organisation and Ferrari.
An investigation was launched into whether Ferrari’sm engines used at points last season were legal, and with a settlement since being agreed to, which indicates that they may not have been, other teams are now demanding that full details are released to see to what extent Ferrari may have broken the rules.
The statement reads:
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.
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