When Formula 1 appeals go bad
Ross Brawn hopes that any potential protest about the Mercedes rear wing does not leave fans confused and race results subject to court appeals. But, as Tony Dodgins relates, F1 has not always been so considerate
In both Australia and Malaysia I sat smiling to myself at Ross Brawn's reaction to the threat of a protest against the Mercedes 'F-duct' wing arrangement. And from what I understand, the rumblings of discontent have continued post-Malaysia. I would not be surprised if the Mercedes comes under further scrutiny in China.
"Pretty unpleasant," deadpanned Ross as he described the possibility of a protest being lodged at any point of a race weekend, and he proceeded to outline how protocol should still be adhered to, even in a business as competitive as F1.
To continue reading this feature...
from just $1.50 per week
- Get unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
- Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
- Explore every F1 stat in the world’s best motorsport database
Read this feature right now for just