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Mercedes wants F1 ruling on aerodynamic collusion

Mercedes demands ruling from F1 on possible aerodynamic collusion between teams

Mercedes wants F1 ruling on aerodynamic collusion

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Mercedes has demanded clarification from Formula One authorities on rules restricting aerodynamic testing and preventing collusion between rival teams.

Mercedes representatives met stewards on Saturday before qualifying at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and a statement from stewards said they would "endeavor to hand down their decision on the specific matters prior to the start of the race on Sunday."

The legal documents provided to the media made no direct allegation of wrongdoing against any team, but the dispute is believed to relate to the close relationship between Ferrari and the U.S.-based Haas team which will enter F1 next season.

Wind-tunnel usage is restricted to current competitors under F1 rules, and there are concerns that Haas' unrestricted usage of Ferrari's wind tunnel could provide beneficial data for the Italian team.

Updated : 2021-09-26 03:56 GMT+08:00