Over the last years it's becoming clear time and time again that there is a leak from the FIA. This year this happened again several times, most obious in Canada. The FIA releases a TD on Thursday to allow an extra floor stay, and Mercedes on Friday as only team already has this extra floor stay, the only option being that they already knew this TD was about to get announced.
Now this past week they have clearly had inside information on the budget cap situation.
One of these situations gives them a sporting advantage, one of them is a massive violation of the financial secrecy that FIA should keep on confidential information from the teams. If there is a leak, there is no judging on what else is being leaked in terms of car specifics or financial specifics.
Interestingly enough this big topic has not been getting a lot of attention in the British based media, perhaps because the information is being leaked to a team with two British drivers. But FIA clearly should get to the bottom of this and if they find the mole and can find information being leaked, the teams that have been getting private information of other teams should be punished hard. In 2007/2008 McLaren got 100M fine and DSQed from the WCC for that, should Mercedes face similar penalties if confirmed?
How can teams trust the FIA if they find their info being leaked to competitors? Clearly this can give Mercedes a massive advantage getting inside info.