Another Conspiracy Theory in F1
The target is none other than the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. The nitpickers say the unusual performance displayed by Force India, BMW Sauber and Toyota teams are because FIA gave them some "secret boost".
The wild speculations imply the teams aforementioned secretely received higher engine rev limits, lower minimum weight limit or grippier Bridgestone tires. Former F1 driver, David Coulthard answered this allegations in his Daily Telegraph column.
"In the case of the weekend just gone, the unusual performances can be explained by virtue of the fact that these latest F1 cars, which are the result of the biggest rule changes in the sport in over a quarter of a century, had never before visited Spa, a circuit of unique characteristics. It's like Andy Murray going from grass to clay – you need time to adapt and time is the one thing F1 teams don't have any more with in-season testing banned," explained the Scotsman in his article.
"Stickier tyres? Higher revving engines? Less/more ballast? Those scenarios would require the complicity of Bridgestone, mechanics/team personnel, the FIA. It would be impossible to keep such subterfuge under wraps. Not everyone would be comfortable working as part of a charade and a whistle-blower would quickly emerge," said Coulthard as he shared his side on the story.