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    Rooq

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    Formula One 1950 - 2009 R.I.P

    Post  Rooq on Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:50 am

    Formula 1 has been thrown into chaos after eight of its major teams said they are now planning to set up a rival championship for the 2010 season.

    The threat by members of the F1 Teams Association (Fota) escalates their row with world motorsport boss Max Mosley over his budget cap proposals.
    "The teams have declined to alter their original conditional entries to the 2010 F1 Championship," said the teams.
    "We've no alternative than to commence preparation for a new championship."
    Mosley was insistent on introducing a voluntary 40m budget cap for teams to curtail a "financial arms race" in F1.

    But Fota refused to agree to his conditions, prompting championship leader Brawn GP, Ferrari, McLaren, Renault, Toyota, BMW Sauber, Red Bull Racing and Toro Rosso to take their drastic action.
    They announced their decision following a four-hour meeting on Thursday night ahead of this weekend's British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
    "Since the formation of Fota last September the teams have worked together and sought to engage the FIA and commercial rights holder (Bernie Ecclestone), to develop and improve the sport," read a Fota statement.
    "Unprecedented worldwide financial turmoil has inevitably placed great challenges before the F1 community.
    "Fota is proud that it has achieved the most substantial measures to reduce costs in the history of our sport.

    The teams cannot continue to compromise on the fundamental values of the sport and have declined to alter their original conditional entries to the 2010 world championship
    Fota statement
    "In particular, the manufacturer teams have provided assistance to the independent teams, a number of which would probably not be in the sport today without the Fota initiatives.
    "The Fota teams have further agreed upon a substantial voluntary cost reduction that provides a sustainable model for the future.
    "Following these efforts, all the teams have confirmed to the FIA and the commercial rights holder that they are willing to commit until the end of 2012.
    "The FIA and the commercial rights holder have campaigned to divide Fota.
    "The wishes of the majority of the teams are ignored. Furthermore, tens of millions of dollars have been withheld from many teams by the commercial rights holder, going back as far as 2006.
    "Despite this, and the uncompromising environment, Fota has genuinely sought compromise.
    "It has become clear, however, the teams cannot continue to compromise on the fundamental values of the sport and have declined to alter their original conditional entries to the 2010 world championship."

    We are disappointed but not surprised by Fota's inability to reach a compromise in the best interests of the sport
    FIA statement
    Fota added that its championship would put F1 fans first and boast the best drivers and sponsors.
    "This series will have transparent governance, one set of regulations, encourage more entrants and listen to the wishes of the fans, including offering lower prices for spectators worldwide, partners and other important stakeholders," added the statement.
    "The major drivers, stars, brands, sponsors, promoters and companies historically associated with the highest level of motorsport will all feature in this new series."
    Former champions Williams and Force India have already committed unconditionally to the FIA's world championship along with three new entrants - Campos, US F1 and Manor.
    The FIA has said there are other would-be newcomers waiting to take the places of those teams that refused to enter unconditionally, although one, Lola, has already withdrawn its application.
    The stage is also set for a legal battle, with the FIA saying champions Ferrari and the two Red Bull teams have existing contracts which commit them to the existing championship.
    The FIA had set a 19 June deadline for five teams - Brawn, BMW-Sauber, McLaren, Renault and Toyota - to convert their provisional entries into unconditional ones or risk being excluded.


    The FIA responded to the teams' move in a statement on Friday, saying: "We are disappointed but not surprised by Fota's inability to reach a compromise in the best interests of the sport."
    It claimed that "elements within Fota have sought this outcome throughout the prolonged period of negotiation and have not engaged in the discussions in good faith."
    The statement added: "The deadline for unconditional entries to the 2010 FIA Formula 1 World Championship will expire on Friday evening. The 2010 entry list will be announced on Saturday."
    BBC F1 pundit and former team boss Eddie Jordan said it might ultimately need Mosley to announce he is not seeking another term of office to resolve F1's civil war.
    He told Radio 5 Live: "It's posturing, but it has become very serious, and heads will roll before this sorts itself out."
    Jordan added there was "absolutely not a chance" that the sport could sustain two rival series next season.

    Good!!!

    F1 has been a joke this year and for a while after Max and Bernie have been changing rules to suit there own needs and took balls for the teams to finally say no and form there own league.

    Motorsport will be better for it, only way I can see F1 continuing is if Max steps down.
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    Post  Shaun2J on Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:43 am

    Well this shit has got serious.
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    Post  Shaun2J on Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:05 am

    Seems like their won't be a rival championship after all and the 8 teams, Williams, Force India and the other new teams will take part next year.
    Mosley will also stand down after this season.
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    Post  Garibaldi on Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:44 pm

    Every cloud has a silver lining

    As for Moseley, hope the local nazi brothel has the extra manpower now he's got all this free time!


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    Post  Rooq on Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:32 am

    Is good news and the best thing that could of happened for Formula One as Max Mosley was killing the sport with his ego, he got rid of Ron Dennis and then went onto try and bring down Luca of Ferrari for no reason, I am no fan of Ferrari at all but it seems they have been the one to bring the downfall of Max, who would of thought it!
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    Post  Garibaldi on Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:09 am

    Just heard that they're droppiong fuel stops next year.

    Didn't they ry that late 80's/early 90's and decide that there wasn't enough overtaking so they put it back in to create longer stops aqnd shake things up. I remember Mansell grinding to a halt on the last lap whilst leading one time because he was out of gas, which kind of made a mockery of it all, because if you say "enough fuel to finish the race", teams will try and cut it as fine as possible and you'll see more drivers doing that whilst they learn what will or won't work. I just wish they'd decide.

    It's like the TDF with the team time trial - one year they say they're dumping it because it's about the individual, not the team, next they put it back in for the exact pposite reason. It's the same here, either you want the team aspect to be a part (Team time trial/fuel stops) or not!


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