The World Motor Sport Council has opposed the response of all seven non-Ferrari powered teams signing statement requesting transparency in wake of a private settlement between the governing body and Ferrari concerning the Scuderia’s 2019 power unit.
The seven teams urged the FIA to publicly reveal their technical findings into the legality of the Ferrari power unit, declaring that the teams would be pursuing legal action should they not have their wishes upheld.
However, WMSC President Jean Todt, who directed the investigation, has slammed the teams at a meeting in Geneva overnight, noting:
“The Council expressed unanimous support for the FIA President and the FIA Technical Department in regard to the overall management of the case, and strongly opposed any comments that undermine the reputation and image of the FIA and the Formula One World Championship.”
While the previous FIA statement admitted they could not conclude any indications of an illegal power unit, the governing body remains adamant in keeping the investigation’s findings under secrecy.
No response has been made by the seven teams to the WMSC nor has there been any suggestion of possible legal redress.
The championship heads to Melbourne next weekend for the start of the 2020 season still in a tense debate over issues that occurred in 2019.