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Wolff wants transparency on Ferrari: FIA needs to be on top of these things

Wolff wants transparency on Ferrari: "FIA needs to be on top of these things"

8 May - 17:16 Last update: 20:32
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In the week following the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix, there was some controversy surrounding the Ferrari team, which went into action with two different floors in the tyre test. Afterwards it turned out that there was no violation of the rules, but several team bosses agree that the FIA should have been more transparent about it.

Photos showed that Carlos Sainz was driving with a different floor than teammate Charles Leclerc. As it is against the rules to drive with new parts in such a test, the action raised questions among rival teams, especially as Ferrari is still struggling with porpoising. However, Ferrari is said to have shown that it had already driven with the floor in question in the winter test in Bahrain.

F1 team bosses want transparency from FIA

At the press conference several team bosses are calling for more transparency from the FIA, as they believe the fuss would not have been necessary if clarity had been provided on the issue. "Just needs to be on top of these things," believes Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff. "It can't be that any team runs a component in an environment it shouldn't be doing."

McLaren would have been one of the teams asking questions about Ferrari's action, but CEO Zak Brown says he himself had little to do with the issue. However, he too is calling for more transparency. "It's been suggested – or so I've heard – that maybe it was on an older floor. Maybe that was the case," he begins his story.

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