• Jul 31st 2008 at 8:29AM
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In the highly competitive world of Formula One racing, the only thing teams can agree on is money -- they want more of it. To that end, they've set up the new Formula One Teams Association.

Unlike the previous Formula One Constructors Association – which represented only the independent teams and came, somewhat ironically, to be dominated by Bernie Ecclestone and Max Mosley when they were team owners – the new group has the backing of all the teams (both independent and manufacturer-owned). The association was founded this week in a meeting of team representatives at Ferrari headquarters in Maranello, also including the participation of Formula One rights holders Bernie Ecclestone and Donald McKenzie. The Formula One Teams Association will represent the interests of the constructors (grand prix-speak for teams) in negotiating the final terms of the new Concorde Agreement, which determines profit sharing among the parties involved in the sport. Speaking with one voice, the teams surely hope to be able to secure a bigger share of the revenues from the grands prix. Little wonder then that Ferrari, in the short statement after the jump, called the meeting "extremely constructive".

[Source: Autosport and Ferrari, Photo: Lluis Gene/Getty]


F1 teams meeting at Maranello

Maranello, 29th July 2008 - All the Formula 1 teams met today in Maranello and held an extremely constructive meeting, in the presence of Bernie Ecclestone and Donald McKenzie.

The teams have subsequently agreed unanimously that they will establish the new Formula 1 Teams Association to work with the FIA and FOM to agree upon regulations and commercial conditions which will provide a framework for a strong and dynamic sport.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      Mr M of Ferrari/FIAT will head this Group!

      Seems Bernie gave an inspirational speech:

      Ear yoy guys understan one thing!

      FOM take 50% of ALL Revenues.

      Dat leaves 4% each for you geezers which is way more than you manufacturers are worth.....

      Next Step?

      JT as Head of the FIA to complete the Ferrari/FIAT makeover....
      • 7 Years Ago
      Eeeeee ... let's see what will change and how it will change. I'm extremely curious.
      • 7 Years Ago
      as long as Ecclestone is in involved nothing will be different. If the teams want more money, Bernie will just raise the ticket prices. He will kill the sport off before he stands to lose any income.

      I would love to see a back to basics approach in F1. The less restrictions the better in my opinion. Give the times a max engine displacement and a minimum weight and sit back and see what unfolds. That is how new and ground breaking technology is developed. Not an over-regulated race car parade.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I don't think you understand the rate at which they can develop, or how it would drive costs skyward. Not to mention the toll it would take on drivers as the poster above mentioned.
        • 7 Years Ago
        That would be stupidly dangerous and tough on drivers...b BUT WHAT A SHOW!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I suspected that this was gonna happen after the Mosley scandal. How much things will actually change is still a mystery though.
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