F1, Formula 1, NASCAR, IndyCar, MotoGP, ALMS, And More!
z


Jun 19, 2013 - 03:49 PM
Top News!
Rumors Edition!
Upcoming Racing! (Updated)

Top Stories
· 2013 Michigan: NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Results - Biffle, Ford Win! (Jun 16, 2013)
· 2013 Catalunya GP: MotoGP Race Results - Lorenzo, Yamaha Win! (Jun 16, 2013)
· 2013 Catalunya GP: MotoGP Race Preview & Starting Grid (Jun 16, 2013)
· 2013 Michigan: NASCAR Sprint Cup Starting Line-Up & Race Preview (Jun 16, 2013)
· 2013 Milwaukee: IndyCar Race Results - Hunter-Reay, Chevrolet Win! (Jun 15, 2013)

Previous Top Stories!


Hot Rumors!
· F1: Photo Of Red Bull Traction Control ? (Jun 19, 2013)
· F1: Raikkonen To Red Bull 'Very Likely' ? (Jun 19, 2013)
· F1: Caterham, Lotus To Use Renault Engines In 2014 ? (Jun 14, 2013)
· F1: Todt moving to replace Whiting with Ascanelli ? (Jun 13, 2013)
· F1: Infiniti to help develop Red Bull's engine ? (Jun 13, 2013)
More Rumors!


F1: Lauda didn't know about secret tyre test ?
Posted by: Admin on Jun 19, 2013 - 03:49 PM
Rumor
F1: Lauda didn't know about secret tyre test ?


Niki Lauda only knew about Mercedes' secret tyre test at Barcelona in May once "the wheels were turning".

That is the claim on Wednesday of the respected Auto Motor und Sport correspondent Michael Schmidt, as F1 braces for the first ever hearing of Jean Todt's new international tribunal.


 

Bookmark and Share

Reportedly armed with lawyers and engineers of the Brackley based team, the sole Mercedes chief deployed to Paris on Thursday morning will be Ross Brawn, after a spokesman confirmed that Lauda and Toto Wolff will not be there.

After a disappointing first three years of the 'works' F1 foray, the Austrian pair are the new faces at Mercedes, and both shareholders.

There has been speculation Brawn will be the scapegoat, or fall guy, with former McLaren technical director Paddy Lowe already at work at Brackley, and earmarked to eventually succeed Brawn.

"It was my decision to do the test, so that's a fact," Brawn told reporters in Canada recently. "Let's see what occurs at the tribunal and go from there."

Schmidt reported on Wednesday that Lauda, the triple world champion and Mercedes F1 chairman, first heard about the highly controversial Barcelona test "when the wheels were already turning".

He added that Lauda's deputies insisted that permission had been sought for the use of the 2013 car.



PaddockTalk Perspective



Also in Rumor:



 
Related links
· PaddockTalk RumorBin
· PaddockTalk Top News!
· More about Rumor


Most read story in Rumor:
F1: Caterham Lineup ?





Home :: _ 


All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest (c) 2003-2014 by PaddockTalk.com.
Contact E-mail: [email protected]
Privacy