F1 links: Questions over Donnelly and Manor

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

While Max Mosley is fuming about FOTA’s response to Wednesday’s deal, the teams are now asking questions about whether his right=hand man Alan Donnelly has acted improperly in promoting new F1 team Manor:

Formula One teams to complain about chief steward’s involvement with Manor

"Jane Nottage, an associate director of Donnelly's Sovereign Strategy, is understood to be running the public-relations strategy for Manor, albeit on a pro-bono basis. Donnelly also personally escorted a senior Manor executive around the paddock at a European grand prix, introducing him to team representatives ahead of Manor's inclusion next season."

Montezemolo calls for calm in fresh F1 row

"The idea of a third car was mooted in Bologna on Wednesday and the name of Valentino Rossi was mentioned. Rossi said yesterday that he was interested in the proposal, when his contract with Yamaha is up at the [end] of 2010."

Teams shrug off Max Mosley’s comeback threat

"Within the senior ranks of Fota his antics were being viewed as either irrelevant or self-defeating. The teams believe their agreement with him was sealed in front of the FIA's World Motor Sport Council and they do not believe it will be necessary for them to resuscitate their breakaway series at this juncture to force Mosley out."

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