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Volume 6 No. 235
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FIA International Tribunal Insiders Say Red Bull Proposed Heavy Fine For Mercedes

The "light punishment for Mercedes in the tire-test controversy continues to make noise in F1," according to Nicola Pohl of BILD. FIA Int'l Tribunal insiders said that rival Red Bull "suggested a punishment for Mercedes -- and it would have been a heavy one." The alleged proposal: "deduction of 150 points in the constructors championship, plus a fine of $100M." That's what McLaren had to pay in '07 for "Spygate" (BILD, 6/22).