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Formula 1 Tyre Test Scandal: Possible Punishments for Mercedes

Mercedes and Pirelli will find themselves in the dock at the FIA International Tribunal (IT) this Thursday (20 June) as Formula One's "Tyregate" controversy approaches its conclusion.

It all stems from a "secret" tyre test back in May, held by Pirelli.Accusations and press releases have been flying around the paddock for weeks now. Finger-pointing seems to be the order of the day, with everyone blaming someone else for the mess.Their rivals claim Mercedes have broken the sporting regulations which ban in-season testing. The team and Pirelli dispute that, claiming the test was legal under the terms of Pirelli's contract and that they had the FIA's permission.Of course, the FIA say they didn't.The decision on who to punish, and what th...

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