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Ascariss
06-19-2009, 04:51 AM
Surprised no one posted this, :eek:

The Formula One Teamsí Association has thrown the sport into total chaos by announcing its eight members will set up their own breakaway series at the end of the season.


more here:
http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?id=46159

Eight of F1's major teams have been frustrated by deadlocked talks with world motorsport boss Max Mosley over his controversial 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."


more here:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8108488.stm

thoughts? opinions?

DoMiNo
06-19-2009, 06:15 AM
Ha ha, I was just reading about this. I say good on 'em! Ecclestone and Mosley--for all their talk of democratizing Formula One--are just looking out for themselves.

My only regret is that US F1 has committed unconditionally to the original series, so it won't get to run with the big boys.

TitanSteel
06-19-2009, 03:15 PM
Completely agree. Mosley and Ecclestone completely ruined the sport, and when the breakaway series takes over viewership and becomes bigger than F1, they will regret it.

I bet the new series will be even quicker and better to watch - good for true car fans like us.

Rob
06-20-2009, 06:19 PM
I say good on 'em!
+1. Sounds like a great idea.

pcread
06-20-2009, 11:49 PM
I dunno. Sounds like posturing to me. Breaking away is one thing. Setting up a complete new series is something else completely. Sponsorship revenue is down anyway and the FOTA lot will have less than a year to get all the necessary circuits, broadcast deals, rules and regulations, infrastructure and all the other details in place. I'm not saying it can't be done, just that it will be a mammoth undertaking.

This is more likely to be a political putsch to get rid of Max.

Rob
06-22-2009, 05:07 PM
FIA drops lawsuit against FOTA, wants to talk
http://www.autoblog.com/2009/06/22/that-didnt-take-long-either-fia-drops-lawsuit-against-fota-w/

Ascariss
06-22-2009, 05:27 PM
FIA drops lawsuit against FOTA, wants to talk
http://www.autoblog.com/2009/06/22/that-didnt-take-long-either-fia-drops-lawsuit-against-fota-w/

looks like FIA saw the amount of fan support for fota at silverstone this past weekend..

TitanSteel
06-24-2009, 02:11 PM
http://www.worldcarfans.com/109062420126/fota-ends-breakaway-threat-as-cost-cutting-deal-is-reached-with-fia

Apparently it's all over. Costs will be reduced slightly, but Mosley will be out.

Now let's get rid of Ecclestone next!

pcread
06-24-2009, 03:18 PM
Max had already said he was not going to stand for r-election, then he was, now he's not. Seems to me he was using that as a bargaining chip. And how vague is that '90's spending levels' bit?

DoMiNo
06-24-2009, 03:33 PM
Well, I guess we won't be getting a US Grand Prix again after all...

TitanSteel
06-26-2009, 10:16 PM
I guess we spoke to soon - the drama begins again.

http://www.worldcarfans.com/109062620165/mosley-on-warpath-fota-breakaway-back-on-menu

pcread
06-27-2009, 03:56 PM
That's what you get when a man's ego outgrows his role.

rv65
10-03-2009, 09:00 AM
Actually I think Ari Vatanen would be a better choice as an FIA president. He seems so much better than Mosley.

rv65
10-08-2009, 08:25 AM
Jean Todt admits he would be Mosley v2.0. Vatanen might not be the best but he seems so much better than Todt.