FIA to strengthen its control on testing

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The FIA have reacted to the decision of the International Tribunal by stating that it intends to increase its control on testing and that it hopes teams will have learned from the incident with the disputed Pirelli tyre test at Circuit de Catalunya.

"The FIA wishes that lessons are learnt from this case and from the decision handed down. To this end, the FIA will make sure, in association with all F1 teams, that its control of the testings is strengthened.

"It is recalled that the notification of the FIA International Tribunal's decision opens to each of the parties concerned the possibility of bringing an appeal against this decision before the FIA International Court of Appeal within 7 days."

In the court case, Mercedes was handed a young driver test ban and was given a reprimand for undertaking a 'secret' 1000km Pirelli tyre test. The tyre company itself was also given a reprimand.