Cape Town - Toto Wolff says he he found it "disturbing" that
the FIA named two Mercedes team members as being the source of the
investigation into Ferrari's ERS.
Ferrari ran special software and an extra sensor during the
Monaco Grand Prix weekend as the FIA looked to put to bed suspicions that the
team's unique battery layout allowed them to bypass the FIA sensor and exceed
the 120kW limit that can be deployed by the MGU-K.
F1 race director Charlie Whiting declared on Sunday that the
FIA are "now satisfied."
However, in doing so he also stated that the investigation
had been triggered by an enquiry from "a Ferrari engine man now at
According to reports, Whiting went on to name Lorenzo Sassi
and also former Ferrari technical director James Allision.
Wolff was not impressed.
"One of my roles is to protect my people and if certain
individuals are named in the wrong context, then that is disturbing," said
the Mercedes motorsport boss.
"Teams question the FIA every single day.
"I think it's not important to put it out that this
person has questioned a legality topic.
"If you say a certain team has done that, then it is
perfectly fine, that is modus operandi.
"Picking out individuals isn't the right thing."
As for the FIA declaring Ferrari's car legal, Wolff says
that matter is now closed.
"No judgement has been made on anything, no protest has
been lodged, it's just a press statement. We trust them. If they have looked at
things, then it's fine."