Updated: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 13:15:43 GMT

Wolff: Merc did nothing wrong

Toto Wolff is refusing to look at the potential consequences of Thursday's FIA Tribunal until such as a time as the verdict comes in.


Wolff: Merc did nothing wrong

Wolff: Merc did nothing wrong

Toto Wolff is refusing to look at the potential consequences of Thursday's FIA Tribunal until such as a time as the verdict comes in.

Mercedes and Pirelli will face the FIA's International Tribunal in Paris on Thursday morning to answer charges relating to their post-Spanish Grand Prix test.

Mercedes spent three days testing Pirellis tyres for the Italian manufacturer at the Circuit de Catalunya, covering 1000kms.

But while a test is within the rules per Pirelli's contract with F1, Mercedes decision to use this year's W04 contravenes the sporting regulations.

Wolff, though, is adamant his team did nothing wrong.

"Everything we did was exactly according to the regulations," the executive director told Welt am Sonntag.

The Tribunal, though, could have far-reaching consequences both for team boss Ross Brawn and the Mercedes outfit as a whole if found guilty.

With Brawn already admitting that the test was his decision, the Englishman could face the axe should the F1 team be penalised.

However, should the penalty be seen to be too severe by the big bosses back in Germany, there is speculation that Mercedes could withdraw from the sport.

Wolff, though, insists he's not focusing on the potential consequences until such a time as necessary.

"We have prepared our documents, we cannot do any more until Thursday's judgement comes and then we'll see if we can live with it.

"We have no feeling, neither a positive nor a negative one. Our belief is that we have done nothing wrong."

He added: "We're not going to Paris with a concrete battle plan - neither are we saying that we will be exonerated. We just do not know what the judgement will be"

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