Ferrari's protest

Ferrari's protest

Post by Mark O » Fri, 10 Apr 1998 04:00:00


I wonder how this is worded, ....Subject: Green Button.

"Scuderia Marlboro Ferrari protests the Green Button on the steering wheel of
the McLaren Mercedes, our protest is not due to the fact that it is green,
(although we are examining if we CAN protest this) but due to the fact that we
think pressing this button makes the car go faster then our F300. Ferrari
belives any device capable of making an F1 car outperform a Ferrari, is
contrary to the spirit of the rules."

Jean Todt
Luca De Monty

 
 
 

Ferrari's protest

Post by Dale Erasmu » Fri, 10 Apr 1998 04:00:00

So Mark,
if it was your career on the line (or you had spent billions to win the
WC), wouldn't like to know just what the little green button was for, and
if it really was legal.

Suppose it's not and the FIA gives McLaren the boot. Write us a letter from
Ron expaining the hows & whys!

Dale Erasmus
JHB, South Africa



Quote:
> I wonder how this is worded, ....Subject: Green Button.

> "Scuderia Marlboro Ferrari protests the Green Button on the steering
wheel of
> the McLaren Mercedes, our protest is not due to the fact that it is
green,
> (although we are examining if we CAN protest this) but due to the fact
that we
> think pressing this button makes the car go faster then our F300. Ferrari
> belives any device capable of making an F1 car outperform a Ferrari, is
> contrary to the spirit of the rules."

> Jean Todt
> Luca De Monty


 
 
 

Ferrari's protest

Post by Jari Raivi » Sun, 12 Apr 1998 04:00:00

I'll have to go with Mark here...

Quote:

> So Mark,
> if it was your career on the line (or you had spent billions to win the
> WC), wouldn't like to know just what the little green button was for, and
> if it really was legal.

The spirit of the rules is that the green or any other button in the McLaren is
none of their bussiness. They should concntrate on their own car more...

Quote:
> Suppose it's not and the FIA gives McLaren the boot. Write us a letter from
> Ron expaining the hows & whys!

If FIA would give McLaren the Boot, could you see any point in running F1
anymore?Who would provide the racing? Damon Hill? The Ferrari teammates?
Williams? The sport would die rapidly without development from the topteams and
none of these teams are disposable.

Quote:
> Dale Erasmus
> JHB, South Africa

Besides Ferrari is on the way to crisis by the minute and protest. Whichever
comes first. Michael are turning down megamillions in favour of the sport, or
his championship goals.
Furthermore FIAT is already asking if this another build year towards the title
or if Luca and the boys has to show some results. Michael wants a winning car
and Ferrari is not delivering. They won't do any better in the FIA technical
court than they are doing on the track. Ask Gary Whiting.