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    F1 teams back down on split threat

    F1 teams back down on split threat

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    World governing body the FIA and the Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) have agreed there will be no parallel championship next season following talks in Paris to ward off a threatened breakaway.
    The accord followed a meeting of 120 members of the FIA and came in the wake of weeks of bitter rowing between the two bodies which centred on proposed tough spending limits from next season.
    Ahead of the meeting, FIA president Max Mosley had insisted that he would not step down as part of the price of any potential agreement and might seek re-election as head of world motor sport.
    The 69-year-old Briton has been under pressure amid the disagreements emanating from the proposed swingeing budget cuts.
    The Paris meeting was a clear-the-air opportunity for member clubs to hear from F1 teams about their plan to break away from the FIA and set up a rival series, a proposal which had led the FIA to prepare a legal claim against FOTA.
    Writs against Ferrari and FOTA - which also includes McLaren, BMW Sauber, Renault, Toyota, Red Bull Racing, Toro Rosso and Brawn GP - had been due to be served on Monday, but the FIA held back pending Wednesday's meeting.
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    YaY!!!

    Next year more teams and hopefully so closer racing.... Vetel start to finish was borrrrrrrring. go Webber !!!


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    So, waiting for the other shoe to drop... Will they or will they not be running on reduced budgets next year??? That's what all the hoopla was about anyway...

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    Well mosley is still on the scene so they must have given the teams something ... maybe free use of his nazi ass whipping club ?

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    It said on BBC news Mosley the cvnt has agreed to not seek reelection for next year.
    Last edited by peterpan; 25-06-2009 at 04:52 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katana
    Vetel start to finish was borrrrrrrring.
    For the last several years F1 has become boring. Constant rule changes from the FIA and venues which have been created to "slow" down the cars make for about as much excitement as watching the grass grow. Sure there has to be rules but FFS, let the teams have more say. It's their money and effort after all.

    Still an avid fan and watch every race but without doubt, MotoGP is by far more interesting.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    agreed .... ??

    Ah mosley old bean would you stand for re-election chappy we really need your sort here at the pointy end of motor spot.... ?

    I don't think so ... he has dirt and he has money ... and wants to strut around atthe F1... good luck to him if I had money and dirt files on everyone I would probably strut around too .... nah I like to see it on TV :P

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    FOTA has won, Moesly has agreed NOT to seek re-election (effectively he has gotten the boot) and is being IMMEDIATELY replaced in F1 matters by Michel Boeri, and next year will be run under exactly the same rules as this year, after that there will be a gradual cost cutting.

    This can only be seen as a victory for the rebel teams, and fans of the sport can rejoice in the fact that the megalomaniac Moesly is out.


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    Why can't we just have unlimited spending and a force of un restricted super cars that go at the bloody speed of light? This is the future after all.....?

    (Have everybody else's smiley's gone or is it just me...?)

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    My smilies have changed as well !

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    The Dog has a plan, rumour is that their will be a charge to use some smilies, get yr credit cards out boyz

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