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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Mercedes Face Tyre Testing Protest From Ferrari And Red Bull Racing

Ferrari and Red Bull Racing are considering a protest against Mercedes. The German marque has reportedly conducted a three-day tyre test between the last race in Barcelona and this weekend's Grand Prix in Monaco.

With in-season testing not being allowed, the Brackley-based outfit infringed F1's testing rules by covering 1000km in a three-day test at the Circuit de Catalunya following the Grand Prix in Barcelona. However, the team insists the test was legal as the sports' official tyre supplier Pirelli is allowed to conduct a test with one of the teams if it deems it necessary.

According to sources, Mercedes tested the new tyres Pirelli wants to present at the Canadian Grand Prix next month as well as development designs for 2014. Rivals are claiming that the test will give Mercedes a technical advantage, benefiting from extra running on tyres.

The team has achieved four pole positions so far in 2013, but were not able to convert pole to a win due to the high level of tyre degradation on race days. In Monaco, Nico Rosberg will start from pole position, with Lewis Hamilton locking out a Mercedes front row for the second time this season.

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2020 F1 Championship Standings

PDriverTeamPoints
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes0
2Valtteri BottasMercedes0
3Charles LeclercFerrari0
4Sebastian VettelFerrari0
5Max VerstappenRed Bull0
6Alexander AlbonRed Bull0
7Carlos SainzMcLaren0
8Lando NorrisMcLaren0
9Daniel RicciardoRenault0
10Esteban OconRenault0
11Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri0
12Daniil KvyatAlphaTauri0
13Sergio PerezRacing Point0
14Lance StrollRacing Point0
15Kimi RäikkönenAlfa Romeo0
16Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo0
17Kevin MagnussenHaas F10
18Romain GrosjeanHaas F10
19George RussellWilliams0
20Nicholas LatifiWilliams0
PTeamPoints
1Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport0
2Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow0
3Aston Martin Red Bull Racing0
4McLaren F1 Team0
5Renault DP World F1 Team0
6Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda0
7BWT Racing Point F1 Team0
8Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN0
9Haas F1 Team0
10ROKiT Williams Racing0

2020 MotoGP Championship Standings

PRiderTeamPoints
1Marc MarquezRepsol Honda0
2Alex MarquezRepsol Honda0
3Andrea DoviziosoDucati Team0
4Danilo PetrucciDucati Team0
5Maverick ViñalesMonster Energy Yamaha0
6Valentino RossiMonster Energy Yamaha0
7Fabio QuartararoPetronas Yamaha0
8Franco MorbidelliPetronas Yamaha0
9Alex RinsSuzuki Ecstar0
10Joan MirSuzuki Ecstar0
11Jack MillerPramac Racing0
12Francesco BagnaiaPramac Racing0
13Cal CrutchlowLCR Honda Castrol0
14Takaaki NakagamiLCR Honda Idemitsu0
15Pol EspargaroRed Bull KTM0
16Brad BinderRed Bull KTM0
17Aleix EspargaroAprilia Gresini0
18Andrea IannoneAprilia Gresini0
19Miguel OliveiraKTM Tech 30
20Iker LecuonaKTM Tech 30
21Tito RabatReale Avintia0
22Johann ZarcoReale Avintia0
PTeamPoints
1Repsol Honda Team0
2Ducati Team0
3Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP0
4Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team0
5Team Suzuki Ecstar0
6Pramac Racing0
7LCR Honda MotoGP0
8Red Bull KTM Factory Racing0
9Aprilia Racing Team Gresini0
10Red Bull KTM Tech 30
11Reale Avintia Racing0