Dec.3 (GMM) Jacques Villeneuve says he doesn’t understand the rule that cost Ferrari EUR 50,000 in Abu Dhabi.
The Italian team was reportedly lucky to escape disqualification after a discrepancy was found between the fuel in Charles Leclerc’s tank, and the amount that was actually declared to the FIA by Ferrari.
“It’s one of those parc ferme rules that I don’t understand,” 1997 world champion Villeneuve told the Dutch publication Formule 1.
“They didn’t have the amount of fuel on board that they said they had – who cares? Why can’t you just have as much fuel as you want?”
Indeed, Ferrari did not breach the allowed 110kg fuel limit – only the rule about properly declaring the start amount.
“As far as I am concerned, the rule does not have to exist,” said Villeneuve. “But it does, so you have to stick to it, but it remains a strange rule.”
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