Mercedes banned from young driver test, Pirelli reprimanded

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The Tribunal in Paris has come to the conclusion that Mercedes is guilty of breaking the sporting rules by testing Pirelli tyres in Spain. The team is hence banned from the upcoming young driver test and was given a reprimand.

The Tribunal, after having heard the parties and examined their submissions, decided that:

- Mercedes be reprimanded;
- Mercedes be suspended from participating in the forthcoming “three day young driver training test”;
- Pirelli be reprimanded.

All other and further conclusions were rejected.

Yesterday's hearing was the first of the tribunal in its current guise, leading to a somewhat surprising result. It was presided over by Mr Edwin GLASGOW QC (Great Britain), and included Mr Christy HARRIS (United States), Mr Patrick RAEDERSDORF (Switzerland) and Mr Anthony SCOTT ANDREWS (Great Britain).

Apart from the FIA, Pirelli and Mercedes AMG, a number of representatives from other teams were also at the hearing yesterday, including Scuderia Ferrari, McLaren, Williams F1 and Red Bull Racing.

Download the full International Tribunal result here.