FIA disassembled Bottas’ car after Bahrain

F1’s governing body spent three hours disassembling Valtteri Bottas’ new Mercedes car after the Bahrain season opener.

Just prior to the opening race of 2021, we reported that the FIA had decided to randomly seize one full car after every race weekend this year for “disassembly” and “deeper checks”.

“The FIA wants to make it even harder for cheats,” said Auto Motor und Sport correspondent Michael Schmidt.

He said the first disassembled car, decided randomly on the last lap of the Bahrain GP, was Bottas’ Mercedes.

“The third-placed Silver Arrow was put to the test by the technical experts for three hours,” said Schmidt.

FIA technical boss Nikolas Tombazis explained: “We wanted to do this so that all doubts are removed. This also benefits the teams because it eliminates suspicion.”

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13 days ago

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Castille
Castille
13 days ago

Who raised doubts about Mercedes & cheating ?

Alexander Albuquerque
Alexander Albuquerque
13 days ago
Reply to  Castille

It’s a random mandatory check. Don’t think anyone accused Mercedes per say

Peter B
Peter B
12 days ago

Per what?

Matt A
Matt A
12 days ago
Reply to  Peter B

Per se* it’s a french loan word/phrase meaning here ‘directly’ or ‘as such’

Alexander Albuquerque
Alexander Albuquerque
12 days ago
Reply to  Matt A

Exactly. The iphone autocorrects 🙂

Peter B
Peter B
12 days ago
Reply to  Matt A

Exactly. Pity it didn’t ‘say ‘ that.

Blo Blog
Blo Blog
12 days ago
Reply to  Peter B

‘Per Say’ – Pity you’re not better educated 😐

Kit
Kit
12 days ago
Reply to  Matt A

Kitco

Kit
Kit
12 days ago
Reply to  Matt A

Its latin not french

stephen sales
stephen sales
12 days ago

The question I ask is, how random? I would like to see how the car was selected. Balls in a pot? Numbers in a hat? It should be stated and it should be transparent.

Alexander Albuquerque
Alexander Albuquerque
12 days ago
Reply to  stephen sales

Well that we will never know however if every car gets checked and the frequency is similar (which is what a true random check should be) then we know it’s fair. Also I’m pretty sure the teams are keeping an eye out for it too.

Last edited 12 days ago by Alexander Albuquerque
Castille
Castille
13 days ago

When doubts are being raised without any substance, sounds like paranoia to me.. but that’s OK.. satisfy those “doubts”

Bilbo
Bilbo
13 days ago
Reply to  Castille

No one raised doubts about any car, you absolute helmet.

It’s a new FIA sanction to bring one car in after every race, at random.

Castille
Castille
10 days ago
Reply to  Bilbo

Did you read the article you clown?

Bilbo
Bilbo
10 days ago
Reply to  Castille

Yes, evidently you misunderstand what it’s for. Absolute womble.

Castille
Castille
10 days ago
Reply to  Bilbo

A womble who can read! 😂🤣😂🤣😂

Bilbo
Bilbo
10 days ago
Reply to  Castille

Where does it say doubts were specifically raised?

Need to learn context. Article states they wanted to remove any doubt, that doesn’t mean doubts were raised.

Jesus. General IQs really are hitting rock bottom these days

Castille
Castille
10 days ago
Reply to  Bilbo

That’s precisely the point ! Unless doubts are specific and substantive.. the notion of doubts should never be raised! It’s an attempt to cast aspersions on their success.

L barber
L barber
13 days ago

So why didn’t the Fia do the same thing with Ferrari coupe or years ago when they were winning all the races

Neil Hughes
Neil Hughes
13 days ago
Reply to  L barber

That’s why doing so now and also after last year with Racing Point if anyone cheating be found out teams drives won’t know which car be taken apart makes things fair

Martin
Martin
12 days ago

Ok so will it always be a car the finishes in maybe the top 5? Or cars that always in top 3. How do they pick? Put team names in a hat and pull one out. Or will fiat pick only on certain teams? What if half way through the season a team are found cheating and have never been tested before? Are all their previous race results left standing or wiped?

Alexander Albuquerque
Alexander Albuquerque
12 days ago
Reply to  Martin

A lot of valid questions. It seems its any car in the grid at any time. Even ones that may not be racing.

Bilbo
Bilbo
10 days ago
Reply to  Martin

They do need to clarify how the car is picked. Certainly if they wish for transparency to be the reason of these checks.

As for illegalities, if found and the FIA know it’s not a part or something that could have been developed into an illegal state during the season, then they will DSQ the car from the championship.

Pee
Pee
12 days ago

They should have started with cheating Ferrari. Domcelli bring the head of the sport will favour Ferrari wat too much ado.

Ferrari cheated with the fuel intake last year n nothing happens as per usual.

I’m do happy they are struggling for decades.

Peter Kemp
Peter Kemp
12 days ago

Who are the poor mechanics that have to put it back together again?

Taffi
Taffi
12 days ago

Always going to be a merc first in a ferrari run sport and it will be a red bull nxt so ferrari have a leg up

Martin
Martin
12 days ago

If you want to be fair and equitable one car from each team should be brought in in every race. That is the only way to enforce and be fair. Anything else is questionable.

Jay
Jay
12 days ago

As long as every team has a random check each during the season can’t see any problems,anything that confirms cars are legal is a good thing.

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