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FIA gives Ferrari the green light: Protest with no prospect of success

FIA gives Ferrari the green light
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D The battery number is through. The FIA ​​gave Ferrari the green light. After Ferrari has made the changes required by the FIA ​​to the energy management system, it should be impossible to smuggle more power than allowed past the sensor at the battery outlet. 'We are satisfied with what was presented to us,' said FIA circles. Accordingly, the battery and the flow of energy from the energy storage device would be beyond any doubt. A protest by a competing team would therefore make little sense.

But even going to the FIA's International Court of Appeal would only have poor prospects of success. First, Mercedes or Renault would have to convince FIA ​​President Jean Todt to take this step.

The decision to do so is still in Todt's hands. He will be careful as long as there is not clear evidence that Ferrari cheated with the old system in Baku or Barcelona or even had the opportunity to do so.

Civil judge would surrender to the complexity

Even if Todt were to go through an appeal, Ferrari would have better cards in hand. In the court of appeal sit civil judges who have no idea about the matter. If the FIA ​​inspectors are having a hard time presenting clear evidence, how can an outsider be able to do so? The Ferrari technicians would cover the judges with data and facts in such a way that they would capitulate and, if in doubt, decide in favor of the accused.

Even before the FIA ​​investigation in Monte Carlo, Mercedes was apparently at the highest level Decision was made not to drive the World Cup opponent directly to the cart. It would not be good for the image to put Ferrari in the dock. The hope that Renault could step into the breach for Mercedes was not fulfilled either. It's too hot for the French too. Team boss Cyril Abiteboul only draws one conclusion from the affair: “We need simpler technology in Formula 1. If even the FIA ​​struggles to find the fault, we're on the wrong track. ”

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