Mercedes, Pirelli To Appear Before FIA International Tribunal In Tire Controversy
Mercedes and F1 tire supplier Pirelli "will appear before an international tribunal in Paris on June 20 to answer charges of breaking the rules by testing in Spain last month," according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. Motorsports governing body FIA said in a statement that "a notification of charges against both parties had been sent to the president of the tribunal." The statement added, "Pirelli and Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team have been convened by the President of the International Tribunal to appear before a judging panel of the International Tribunal" (REUTERS, 6/10). In London, Tom Cary reported "there is some confusion" over whether Pirelli "can actually be forced to attend the tribunal given it is not a competitor" (TELEGRAPH, 6/11).