Update- No further action against Toro Rosso

An up date to a previous post ‘Toro Rosso summoned to stewards over ‘unsafe’ car’, the FIA have decided not to take any further action with the issue after concluding there was no intention to mislead the stewards.


The FIA statement read:

The stewards having received a report from the Technical Delegate (document 5) indicating that, from initial scrutineering of car no.55 (Scuderia Toro Rosso), it was found to have a damaged wheel tether tape.

Having summoned (document 6), and heard from the relevant team, Technical Delegate and after receiving a statement from the manufacturer of the tether in question, the facts are:

1. The Car that was presented for initial scrutineering was not in compliance with the Regulations because:

  • a. The protection of the fibers should not be damaged, as it was in this particular case;
  • b. There were signs of dust, which could be brake dust, which is not good for the fibers;
  • c. And the fibers in question had signs of wear.

2. The Car therefore could not pass scrutineering until the relevant part had been replaced.

3. The Stewards are satisfied that there was no intention by the team to mislead the scrutineers.

4. The relevant part has since been voluntarily replaced by the team and the Car has passed scrutineering.

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