- 2013 test in Bahrain with the 2011 car driven by Pedro de laRosa.
- 2012 test in Barcelona with (probably) 2011 car driven by Felipe Massa. (Mercedes only makes reference to the 2011 car, comparing its performance to both the 2013 cars (2013 Bahrain test) and the 2012 cars (2012 Barcelona test). No where is a 2010 car mentioned; see below).
Why Ferrari/Pirelli are in the wrong:
- 2011 car does not differ substantially from the 2013 car. Mercedes argues that those cars are only 0.5s slower, showing minimal changes in terms of performance. "They ran their car on track and we argue their car followed substantially with the regulations... I put the marker down. It does not follow that if Ferrari runs on track a 2011 car, that that 2011 car does not confirm substantially to either the 2012 or 2013 regulations. There was only half [a second] difference between the 2011 cars and 2013 cars, showing the changes between 2011 and 2013 are minuscule in terms of performance."
- Testing a 2011 car in 2012 isn't allowed. (Still, it could be a 2010 car that was used, but atm it points to 2011 car)
- The Ferrari tests weren't transparent either.
- There is proof of Ferrari conducting non-Pirelli (tyres) related test runs: There is a run sheet from the Barcelona test that showed the conduction of 'balance tests' in the middle of the day. This becomes especially interesting if the 2012 test was indeed done with a 2011 car, since Ferrari in that case very clearly violated the no-testing rule!
- There was correspondence between Ferrari tyre engineer Hirohide Hamashima and Pirelli on May 3, after the test, talking about details of Pirelli data from the runs. Also asking for additional information from Pirelli.
- The 2012 test violates the 1000km clause Pirelli has, since over a 1000km of running was carried out.
EDIT: FIA states that both Ferrari tests were carried out with a 2 year old car!
Edited by F.M., 20 June 2013 - 13:59.