It's very easy to just ridicule what Marco is saying. But in fact only a few are really addressing the point he's trying to make.
I really don't know when 'politics' become a conspiracy but what I don't understand is why FIA / Liberty are not making more of an effort in avoiding the appearance of a conflict of interests. What would be the reaction next year if the tyres were reverted to 2018 specs and all F1 officials would have switched to Astons?
I mean it's fairly easy to address his points
It's noticeable that the rule changes and decisions have always been good for Mercedes lately
Last race Ricciardo wasnt penalized for his very very borderline defensive against Bottas. Were the FIA this biased as Marko thinks they had penalized it. On that note, this is the same person who thinks that Hamilton should have been penalized in Monaco for Verstappen hitting him
Pirelli has changed the tire tread for 2019 so they will not overheat, but 2018 had only Mercedes a problem with it.
This is a lie. As others reported, besides Mercedes also McLaren and Ferrari supported the intrduction of the thin thread tyres for high speed tracks. And nobody complained when Pirelli decided to change to it full time for 2019.
In 2019 suddenly only Mercedes gets the temperatures always in the correct working window.
Wrong. Both Hamilton and Bottas have complained various times about not getting their tyres into the window.
All other not.
Wrong again. McLaren came out and said that they are happy with the tyres.
We all had the opportunity to react to it, but the concepts of the cars were all designed for less downforce. Only Mercedes chose to build a car with a lot of downforce and traction - in hindsight, that was exactly the way to get the most from the new-generation tires."
Marko continues, "Although I can not prove that Mercedes got data earlier than we did, I can not rule it out
TLDR: Marko is salty that Mercedes got the concept right and they not.
Interesting point on that. Mercedes used during the Abu Dhabi GP a extra sensor on Hamilton's car, which they normally would never use because it would be too heavy and aerodynamically not optimal. But the reason why they did that was that they were able to test next years tyres in the post-Abu Dhabi test with this sensor (in the test all teams had to use the exact same car as during the race). Not surprised that Marko is not mentioning this.
but it does not boost confidence when you look at Liberty company car (it's a Mercedes), with a Stuttgart number in the Monaco paddock, with Pirelli tires on it
Mercedes cars have been used for much longer than Mercedes is in F1
Edited by Marklar, 12 June 2019 - 10:44.