Martin Whitmarsh defenda the introduction of the controversial Drag Reduction System in 2011.
The F1 teams’ association met in London today but the press release issued afterwards offered little indication how the talks had gone: The FOTA Executive Committee met today in Heathrow to examine the new regulations proposed by the FIA for the 2010 F1 Championship and to evaluate the progress of the negotiations with the Commercial … Continue reading All quiet from FOTA after key meeting
The first fault line has opened in what so far has been the impressively solid unity of the Formula 1 Teams’ Association. Speaking at Ferrari’s annual press skiing event, Stefano Domenicali complained that BMW had vetoed the efforts of the other teams to postpone the introduction of Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (KERS) for 2009 due … Continue reading Ferrari and BMW’s clash over KERS could signal a threat to FOTA unity
Having taken on Max Mosley over F1 cost cutting – and come out with some positive changes for the sport – the Formula One Teams’ Association is now aiming to get a bigger share of F1’s revenue. FOTA president Luca di Montezemolo told Gazzetta dello Sport: I’ve known Ecclestone since 1973, and I think he’s … Continue reading FOTA wants more money for F1 teams – it should get some for circuits too
The Formula One Teams’ Association meets tomorrow to discuss changes it would like to introduce in F1. Writing on F1-Pitlane Dan Brunell declared: I hope with the teams having a new sense of power with FOTA, they can stand up to the FIA. Are FOTA a positive influence in F1? Do they have the strength … Continue reading Are FOTA a force for good in Formula 1?
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Doctorvee has been extolling the virtues of the Inside Line Podcast so I upgraded it from the ‘stuff I download but never get around to listening to’ (dozens of different shows) to ‘stuff I actually do listen to’ (about three). And I’m glad I did. A couple of weeks ago we looked at the teams’ … Continue reading More insight into FOTA
Formula 1’s ten teams have formed a new group to represent their interests in the sport following a meeting at Ferrari’s Maranello headquarters. It looks like another move in the power games that have been going on between the sport’s regulators (the FIA), the commercial rights holders (FOM) and the teams, which intensified during the … Continue reading Why have the teams formed their own group and what does it mean for F1?