FIA starts Briatore appeal but softens stance

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The FIA has confirmed it will appeal the Tribune de Grande Instance’s verdict against its decision to ban Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds from motor racing. However it also admitted it would not prevent drivers managed by Briatore, such as Mark Webber, from competing in F1 as it had previously threatened: While the appeal is … Continue reading FIA starts Briatore appeal but softens stance

How solid is FOTA’s legal argument? A lawyer looks at the FIA-Ferrari letters

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

What should we make of the legal letters sent between Ferrari and the FIA, which were made public by Max Mosley last week? The FIA give the impression that Ferrari’s case is flimsy and full of holes, but the Ferrari representatives hit back that the FIA have failed to address the substance of the matter. … Continue reading How solid is FOTA’s legal argument? A lawyer looks at the FIA-Ferrari letters

McLaren called before WMSC again: what will their punishment be?

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Some developments are met with such little surprise they barely even qualify as ‘news’. The FIA summoning McLaren to appear before the World Motor Sports Council surely meets this criteria. The team are being called to explain why they misled stewards about Lewis Hamilton allowing Jarno Trulli past under the safety car in the closing … Continue reading McLaren called before WMSC again: what will their punishment be?

Max Mosley’s U-turns for 2009 and 2010

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You can accuse Max Mosley of many things, but you can’t accuse him of being consistent. The next two years will see at least three reversals of major policy decisions taken by Mosley during his 17-year presidency of the FIA. Why the U-turns? Is Mosley being forced to take decisions he doesn’t agree with? Is … Continue reading Max Mosley’s U-turns for 2009 and 2010

FIA-FOTA agreement: Teams’ proposals accepted as Mosley backs down on KERS

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Details are emerging about the agreement reached between the FIA and FOTA, representing the F1 teams, following their meeting at Geneva today. A joint statement from the two declared “significant cost savings for 2009 and 2010” had been agreed but added no further detail. However Autosport has published details of some points of the agreement … Continue reading FIA-FOTA agreement: Teams’ proposals accepted as Mosley backs down on KERS

First drivers, now teams to pay more?

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During the French Grand Prix weekend more rumours emerged about the behind-the-scenes discussions over the future of Formula 1 between the teams, the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone. According to Autosport the FIA is urging Ecclestone to increase the amount of money the teams receive from promotion and television rights. But with the FIA’s World Motor … Continue reading First drivers, now teams to pay more?

Mosley rejected compromise deal in April

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Details of an attempt by FIA members to reach a deal with scandal-hit president Max Mosley emerged tonight. According to the FIA Deputy President for Automobile, Mobility and Tourism Franco Lucchesi he and “almost all” the members of the World Council for the Autmobile Mobility and Tourism agreed to the offer. Under the terms of … Continue reading Mosley rejected compromise deal in April