Connect with us

2018 F1

FIA declares 2018 Ferrari F1 car ‘not illegal’

Published

on

  • 28
    Shares

The FIA has declared Ferrari’s 2018 car “100 per cent” legal.

Earlier, it emerged that F1’s governing body had been in touch with the Maranello team amid suspicions Ferrari is using special engine maps to blow exhaust to the rear wing.

It came amid other reports that a mysterious extra lever had been discovered behind championship leader Vettel’s steering wheel.

“I haven’t seen it,” the German driver and Baku pole sitter smiled to Brazil’s Globo in Baku.

But a technical expert told Germany’s Auto Bild that the lever is almost certainly simply a second way to activate the clutch.

When asked about the legality cloud hanging over Ferrari in Baku, FIA technical delegate Jo Bauer answered: “The Ferrari is 100 per cent not illegal.”

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who leads the defending four-time champion Lewis Hamilton by nine points after three races this season, clocked a best lap in one minute and 41.498 seconds to sweep to the top place on starting position for today Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

It was an emphatic demonstration of his and Ferrari’s pace after he had struggled in practice on Friday. It was his third consecutive pole position and the 53rd of his career.

Loading...

Comments

Latest Results

Latest F1 News

2019 F118 hours ago

Hamilton defends ‘taking time’ with Lauda comments

28SharesLewis Hamilton has defended his silence until now about the death of Niki Lauda. Lauda, the F1 legend and Mercedes...

2019 F118 hours ago

Raikkonen not ruling out F1 2021 contract

28SharesKimi Raikkonen says it is possible he will keep racing beyond the end of his current contract. Having debuted in...

2019 F118 hours ago

Magnussen will quit F1 if title hopes fade

28SharesKevin Magnussen says he doesn’t want to be “best of the rest” for his entire Formula 1 career. “I will...

2019 F118 hours ago

Ferrari taking ‘extra risks’ to catch up – Binotto

28SharesMattia Binotto has denied that Sebastian Vettel got preferential treatment that resulted in Charles Leclerc being stranded near the back...

2019 F119 hours ago

Ferrari denies need to scrap front wing concept

28SharesMattia Binotto has played down suggestions Ferrari needs to scrap its front wing design. Early in 2019, the Italian team...

2019 F119 hours ago

F1 scraps plans for standard gearbox design

28SharesPlans to standardise gearbox design in 2021 have been scrapped. Earlier, tenders were issued by the FIA not only for...

2019 F121 hours ago

I need explanations, Leclerc furious after Ferrari mistake

28SharesFerrari team principal Mattia Binotto already admits that, it was an ‘error of judgement’ that saw Charles Leclerc‘s terrible knockout...

2019 F121 hours ago

Binotto admits Alfa Romeo designer could return to Ferrari

28SharesFerrari could recall its former chief designer from Alfa Romeo. Mid last year, it emerged that Simone Resta would move...

2019 F121 hours ago

Villeneuve comments ‘irritating’ – Williams

28SharesClaire Williams has admitted comments made recently by the team’s last world champion Jacques Villeneuve were “irritating”. Under her leadership,...

2019 F122 hours ago

This one’s for Niki – Hamilton

28Shares2019 Monaco Grand Prix pole marked 85th of the Lewis Hamilton and second of the season. The Brit was rapid...

Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media