Mercedes "monitoring" Ferrari power unit situation - Wolff
Mercedes has not firmly closed the door on launching a protest against the deal struck between the FIA and Ferrari following an investigation into the Scuderia's 2019 power unit, according to motorsport boss Toto Wolff.
Following an investigation into its system, Ferrari and the FIA reached a confidential settlement, albeit with motorsport's governing body unable to provide concrete evidence of wrongdoing.
A joint letter penned by the non-Ferrari powered teams followed, and although the FIA has since stated it would be happy to share details of the agreement, it requires Ferrari's consent. With the Scuderia unwilling, it means the details remain shrouded in secrecy.
“We didn’t back off," said Wolff in the FIA team principals' press conference as it appeared Mercedes did so during the shutdown period.
"We decided in Melbourne that for the start of the season, this additional controversy, plus coronavirus starting to get really bad in Italy, it was not the opportune moment.
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