Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/24/14
Bernie Ecclestone has made it clear that he believes that Mercedes rather than Pirelli is to blame for the testing controversy. Although initially reluctant to express an opinion, Ecclestone emphasized that Mercedes could have turned down the chance to risk breaking the FIA's Sporting Regulations. Ecclestone is known to have an uneasy relationship with Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn after a commercial disagreement during the Brawn GP days, and some have suggested that he wouldn't mind seeing the former Benetton and Ferrari man carry the can for what happened. "Wait until the tribunal. They've got all the facts," Ecclestone told SPEED.com. "If you offer me stolen goods, it's up to me to decide whether I want to accept them or not. It's not up to anyone to tell me what I should do. I should know what I should do. "Pirelli were doing the right thing, obviously. They couldn't get out of a tire problem. If there had been proper testing, which there should be, they wouldn't be in ...
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