Mika Salo has hit reverse gear after revealing details of Ferrari’s secret engine legality agreement with the FIA.
However, the news has long since returned and after a dramatic 2020, Ferrari seem to have been punished enough in principle. The news all came up again though, through a Twitch Livestream in which Mika Salo along with rally driver, Kristian Solberg, spoke about Ferrari’s situation. ”Those teams (customers of Ferrari) have suffered because of Ferrari’s cheating and could use less fuel,” Salo revealed.
“I don’t know if they will have a new engine for 2021, but Alfa Romeo will at least now get all of the power in order to use their full potential. They were not allowed to last year because of Ferrari,” he had been quoted as saying.
Salo says his widely-reported words were “misunderstood”.
“What I said in an interview a couple of days ago has been misunderstood,” he is now quoted by the Finnish broadcaster MTV.
“I would like to clarify that I am not aware of the (details of the) agreement between the FIA and Ferrari. We only talked about what has already been in the media.
“It was a stupid joke and just a conversation between two guys,” Salo insisted.
“All I can say is that I have no idea what any of the agreements are. And even if I did know something, I wouldn’t talk about it out like that,” he added.