Mercedes pleads for leniency in F1's 'Tire-gate'
PARIS -- Mercedes pleaded for leniency Thursday from the governing body of motorsport, saying it deserves no more than minor punishment for taking part in tire testing that rival Formula One teams contend was unfair.
Lawyers for Mercedes, tire manufacturer Pirelli and the International Automobile Federation (FIA) rifled through thick binders of evidence as they debated at an all-day disciplinary tribunal hearing in Paris.
A thrust of the FIA's argument was that the 620 miles of private ...
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