World Motor Sport Council backs the FIA in Ferrari controversy

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World Motor Sport Council issued a statement backing the FIA and its president Jean Todt in how they handled the Ferrari 2019 engine investigation.

The whole issue started when the FIA announced they reached a “confidential” settlement with Ferrari over its 2019 power unit legality. This prompted Mercedes and six other F1 teams to issue a statement demanding transparency in the matter and even threatening legal action if the issue wasn’t explained in a satisfactory way.

The FIA went on to explain the settlement was made because they weren’t confident that they could prove Ferrari’s engine broke the rules. Now World Motor Sport Council backed the FIA in how they handled the whole issue.

“The Council expressed unanimous support for the FIA President and the FIA Technical Department in regard to the overall management of the case, and strongly opposed any comments that undermine the reputation and image of the FIA and the Formula One World Championship,” the statement read.

We will see if this will put the matter to rest or prompt the teams to pursue legal means.

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