Merc put distance between lawsuit and Ferrari

Mercedes has explained to AUTOSPORT that Ferrari is part of their legal case filed against Benjamin Hoyle and data that he allegedly took and shared with Ferrari…or so the case goes. Mercedes said:

“The investigation has shown no reason to believe that information has been transferred to Ferrari nor have any of the court documents made any allegation regarding any inappropriate conduct by Ferrari,”

I guess that’s fair enough but AUTOSPORT quotes Ferrari CEO, Sergio Marchionne, regarding the incident and he said:

“He has not been recruited yet.

“There was an English lawyer who tried to do some sort of leaks, but there is no case, no situation.

“This person isn’t even recruited yet so really this is something about nothing.”

I guess the operative word here is “yet” right? You have to love the battle of words in F1. No wonder Marchionne is suggesting the team could leave the sport if it becomes like NASCAR. One needs to parse those words too.

I wonder if we’ll see Sergio with the construction helmet/beer holder with a straw or perhaps even the number “3” shaved in his back hair? If I hear Seb radio his team and say he couldn’t get it “whoa’d up in turn 4” or if Maurizio says “boogity, boogity, boogity” ad the start of the race, I’ll stop watching too.


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Paul KieferJr

So, what would you do if NASCAR starts to talk about high-deg tires, V6 Twin Turbo engines and sprinklers? ;-)

Tom Firth

You might stop watching but not until you’d used Maurizio saying ‘boogity, boogity, boogity’ in a sound bite a few times ;-)