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Mercedes chief Toto Wolff has once again insisted that the team did “nothing wrong” and is prepare for climax to the ‘tyre-gate scandal’.
Mercedes chief Toto Wolff has once again insisted that the team did “nothing wrong” and that they have done all they can to prepare for Thursday’s climax to the ‘tyre-gate scandal’.
The Brackley-based team along with tyre supplier Pirelli will discover their fate over a so-called ‘secret’ test, with fears that the very future of the F1 outfit hangs in the balance.
The International Tribunal will hear the case in Paris on Thursday and Mercedes maintain their belief that they have not broken any rules, although some kind of punishment is expected in many quarters.
Wolff insists that he and his team are going into the tribunal with no preconceived ideas but insists that they have acted within the rules.
“We have nothing to hide,” Wolff told Welt am Sonntag newspaper. “We have prepared our documents, on Thursday the judgement will come, and we’ll see if we can live with it.
“We are not targeting this outcome or another; we do not even say there necessarily must be an acquittal.
“There is no judgement that we are expecting. Our belief is that we have done nothing wrong.”
The Guardian had run a report over the weekend that Mercedes will be able to produce an e-mail on Thursday from Formula One’s governing body that gave them permission to run the test.