The World Motor Sport Council has made clear its opposition to the statement made by seven Formula 1 team this week about the infamous FIA deal with Ferrari.
The declaration, signed by Mercedes, Red Bull, McLaren, Renault, AlphaTauri, Racing Point. And Williams called for clarity over the Ferrari power unit inquiry and eventual settlement.
So, the responsibility of an international sporting regulator is to comply with the highest standards of justice, fairness, and accountability.
Yesterday, the FIA replied by rejecting the assertion. Stating that it did not have to reveal any specifics of the arrangement under its own judicial rules. It also acknowledged that with Ferrari’s clarification it “not entirely satisfied”. But did not believe like it had a definitive case.
The WMSC backed President Jean Todt. Who supervised the investigation. So, its conference in Geneva today. And gave a slap on the wrist to the teams.
The Council unanimously supported the FIA President and the FIA Technical Team in general case management. Strongly opposed all remarks that damage the prestige and credibility of the FIA and Formula One World Championship.
There is no question that the new reaction would further increase friction between the governing body and the teams going to Melbourne’s first race of the season.
The FIA responded the other day by checking that assertion and also bearing in mind. It’s very own judicial policy suggested that it did not have to reveal any kind of the settlement material. It also acknowledged that it was “not completely satisfied”. With Ferrari’s explanation. But did not feel that it had a final case.
The WMSC today supported President Jean Todt at its conference in Geneva. Which conducted the review. And also provided the groups with a placed on the hand.
There is no question. That the most current action would raise additional stress between the controlling body and also the groups heading straight. Into Melbourne’s very first race of the century.