All teams except Ferrari and their customers Alfa Romeo and Haas have signed a statement on the FIA’s conclusion of the investigation into Ferrari’s power unit, in which they expressed their shock at the non-transparent and incomplete explanation of what actually happened last season.
The FIA issued an intriguing statement last week, informing the public that they had reached a private agreement with Ferrari over an investigation into their power unit and that details would remain known only to them due to confidential information.
Ferrari attracted attention last season with a huge jump in power in shorter periods, especially in qualifying, and after several technical directives on fuel flow, their performance on straights was no longer as impressive.
For this season, the FIA has introduced a second fuel flow sensor that teams do not have access to measure more accurately if it exceeds the maximum allowable 100 kg/h while Ferrari has been forced to cooperate with the FIA on refinement of power control methods following an FIA investigation conslusion on 28 February this year.
“We, the undersigned teams, were surprised and shocked by the FIA’s statement of Friday 28 February regarding the conclusion of its investigation into the Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 Power Unit.”
“An international sporting regulator has the responsibility to act with the highest standards of governance, integrity and transparency.”
“After months of investigations that were undertaken by the FIA only following queries raised by other teams, we strongly object to the FIA reaching a confidential settlement agreement with Ferrari to conclude this matter.”
“Therefore, we hereby state publicly our shared commitment to pursue full and proper disclosure in this matter, to ensure that our sport treats all competitors fairly and equally. We do so on behalf of the fans, the participants and the stakeholders of Formula One.”
“In addition, we reserve our rights to seek legal redress, within the FIA’s due process and before the competent courts.”
McLaren Racing Limited
Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Limited
Racing Point UK Limited
Red Bull Racing Limited
Renault Sport Racing Limited
Scuderia Alpha Tauri S.p.A.
Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited