user icon

Ross Brawn was unaware of Ferrari's rules veto

  • Published on 18 Oct 2016 14:33
  • comments 0
  • By: Dominik Wilde

Ross Brawn has revealed he did not know about Ferrari's right to veto Formula One rule changes until he was nearing the end of his time with the Italian team.

Ferrari has had the right to veto rule changes since the 1980s, although it only became known to outsiders in 2009.

But Brawn, who was technical director of the Maranello outfit from 1997-2006, was unaware of such a thing until very late in his Ferrari career.

Speaking in a new book written by ex-Williams CEO Adam Parr and quoted by F1 blog F1Fanatic, Brawn revealed that he didn't even know about the right to veto when Ferrari were looking to get rid of the 2005 rule change which banned in-race tyre changes.

“I didn’t know that we had a veto then,” Brawn said. “We didn’t use it and I don’t think Jean [Todt, then Ferrari boss] would have ever used it, because we knew it was wrong.”

Brawn also shed some light on Ferrari's decision to race in the infamous 2005 United States Grand Prix.

The race saw just the six Bridgestone-shod cars run, with every Michelin-equipped team retiring both of their cars before the start of the race.

Ferrari were still reeling from the 2005 rule change which meant drivers had to complete qualifying and the race on a single set of tyres, a move thought to have been brought in to disturb Ferrari's dominance.

“We were in a position where we were feeling very aggrieved because of what had gone on with the tyre rules, feeling persecuted,” said Brawn. “So our mindset was not to have much sympathy when the perpetrators of the one-race tyre had a problem.”

Replies (0)

Login to reply

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

World Championship standings 2022

Show full world champion standings

Test calendar

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2023

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Bahrain
3 - Mar 5
Bahrain
17 - Mar 19
Saudi Arabia
31 - Apr 2
Australia
28 - Apr 30
Azerbaijan
5 - May 7
United States of America
19 - May 21
Italy
26 - May 28
Monaco
2 - Jun 4
Spain
16 - Jun 18
Canada
30 - Jul 2
Austria
7 - Jul 9
United Kingdom
21 - Jul 23
Hungary
28 - Jul 30
Belgium
25 - Aug 27
Netherlands
1 - Sep 3
Italy
15 - Sep 17
Singapore
22 - Sep 24
Japan
20 - Oct 22
United States of America
27 - Oct 29
Mexico
3 - Nov 5
Brazil
17 - Nov 19
United States of America
24 - Nov 26
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2023

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
3 - Mar 5
17 - Mar 19
Saudi Arabia Jeddah Street Circuit
31 - Apr 2
Australia Albert Park
28 - Apr 30
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
5 - May 7
United States of America Miami International Autodrome
19 - May 21
26 - May 28
Monaco Monte Carlo
2 - Jun 4
16 - Jun 18
30 - Jul 2
Austria Red Bull Ring
7 - Jul 9
United Kingdom Silverstone
21 - Jul 23
Hungary Hungaroring
28 - Jul 30
25 - Aug 27
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
1 - Sep 3
Italy Monza
15 - Sep 17
22 - Sep 24
20 - Oct 22
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
27 - Oct 29
3 - Nov 5
Brazil Interlagos
17 - Nov 19
United States of America Las Vegas Street Circuit
24 - Nov 26
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar