F1: Seven Formula 1 teams threaten to take Ferrari and the FIA ​​to court for their “confidential agreement”




Ferrari, in the box.
Alejandro Garca EFE

The teams McLaren, Mercedes, Red Bull, Racing Point, Renault, Alpha Tauri and Williams have issued a joint statement to declare themselves “surprised and shocked” by the closing of the investigation of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) on the power unit of Ferrari and threaten to take legal action to clarify this matter.

“The signatory teams are surprised and shocked by the FIA ​​statement on Friday, February 28 regarding the conclusion of their investigation into the Ferrari squire power unit. An international sports regulator has the responsibility to act with the highest standards of governance, integrity and transparency, “said the teams.

Therefore, they show their “firm Opposition for the FIA ​​to reach a confidential settlement agreement with Ferrari to conclude this matter “and declare their” shared commitment to seek full and adequate disclosure in this matter “to ensure that F1″ treat all competitors fairly and equitably. ”

“We do it on behalf of fans, participants and stakeholders of Formula 1. In addition, we reserve our rights to seek legal reparation, within the due process of the FIA ​​and before the competent courts,” they warn.

Last week, the FIA announced a confidential agreement with Ferrari after carrying out “thorough technical investigations” on possible irregularities in its power unit that use the blids of the Italian team.

“The FIA ​​and Ferrari have agreed on a series of technical commitments that will improve the supervision of all the Formula 1 power units for the upcoming championship seasons, as well as the assistance to the FIA ​​in other regulatory obligations of Formula 1 and in its research activities on carbon emissions and sustainable fuels, “said the agency.

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