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    2013 Canadian F1 Grand Prix in Montreal

    It will fascinating to see how the Canadian race plays out.

    How much of an advantage Mercedes will have gained from its controversial Pirelli tyre test just after Barcelona will become clearer on a 'normal' circuit like Montreal rather than a unique.

    Ferrari did a tyre test in 2013 for Pirelli but in a 2011 car. Mercedes did a tyre test for Pirelli but in a 2013 car. Even if Mercedes had no clue which compounds they were testing, they should never have used a current car.

    IMO all the test data needs to be shared with the other teams OR all the other teams should be invited to a Pirelli tyre test (except Mercedes) to provide an equitable outcome.

    Banning Mercedes from one race or deducting points or fining them some money will not eliminate the performance advantage gained.

    Can't wait to watch the race ... unfortunately, I will miss qualification but am due to return to London on race day :)


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    Re: 2013 Canadian F1 Grand Prix in Montreal

    Yeah, this whole testing saga is getting really weird.  Pius Gasso, a former racing driver who lives near Barcelona, claims he couldn't get near the circuit because of dramatically increased security during the test.

     

    http://adamcooperf1.com/2013/06/02/pirelli-test-secrecy-james-bond-or-johnny-english/

     

    Former McLaren mechanic, Marc Priestley, has said that MB could have gained a huge advantage from the test, which, of course, we're all suspecting.

     

    http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2013/06/04/what-could-mercedes-have-learned-from-their-secret-tyre-test/

     

    Despite the fact that they were testing next year's tires, they could still have either added bits to the car (even though they, technically, weren't supposed to), not to mention the fact that they would've gained 1000 km worth of data no matter what, which could really help them understand their car.


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