It was THE topic before the start of the Formula 1 season in Melbourne. The agreement between the FIA and Ferrari. In the center: the Ferrari drivetrain from 2019 and many question marks behind its legality. The FIA was also unable to prove this beyond doubt – and therefore concluded a private deal with Scuderia, the details of which were agreed not to disclose.
The competitors don’t want to accept that. Led by Mercedes, the seven non-Ferrari-powered teams called for clarification and transparency. The suspicion: A possible fraud could have been swept under the carpet here.
Red Bull motorsports director Helmut Marko confirms this to F1-Insider.com: “Unfortunately, at the moment you have to deal with other things. But that doesn’t mean that we’ll stop working on FIA and Ferrari if things go back to normal. ”
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Marko continues: “The corona crisis has overshadowed the agreement, which for us is still scandalous. We do not want to harm Ferrari or the FIA in any way, but we continue to demand complete clarification of how the strange private agreement came about. Even without Mercedes, which strangely jumped off the train whose driver they were at the beginning. ”