German compatriots Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg presented their views on the "testgate" affair to the public.
The Mercedes team will have to defend itself before the international court for the alleged violation of the rules, after they passed three days of testing with this year's car.
World champion Vettel claims they have gained an unfair advantage at Mercedes. "It simply came to our notice then. Each test kilometer brings some advantages, and at Mercedes they had the opportunity to test the tires, with which we will probably race in Silverston. I think they gained an advantage over other teams, ”Vettel is convinced.
But Rosbeg, the winner of the Monaco GP, who did 1000 kilometers with teammate Lewis Hamilton in the aforementioned tests, disagrees with him. “We had no say at all in the course of the tests. Pirelli’s engineers told us what we needed to do. So we didn't gain any advantage, nor did we decide what and how to test. "
Vettel also criticized Pirelli's intention to merely test modified tires in Canada. “The tread simply falls off,” said the 25-year-old Red Bull racer. "It's dangerous. It is unacceptable to me that we will not have these improved tires available here in Canada, on such a fast track. ”
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