• Jul 8, 2009
Well, folks, it looks like that elusive peace is slipping away yet again as the members of the Formula One Teams Association reportedly up and walked out of a meeting today with technical representatives from the FIA.

The meeting of the Technical Working Group was convened to iron out the details of the regulation changes for the near future, and included the ten current teams – of which eight are members of FOTA – as well as the three new teams joining the grid for next year. As of this writing, FOTA has yet to explain its specific reasons for the walkout. However, their exit indicates that the supposed deal between FOTA and the FIA is anything but finalized after Max Mosley (who reportedly agreed to stand down as FIA president as part of the deal) said he may yet run again – and Bernie Ecclestone continues to give the sport a black eye.

[Source: Autosport | Image: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      This is completely off on a tangent, but that FOTA logo in the image friggin' rocks :D
      • 5 Years Ago
      Time for Fota to put their money where their mouths are. Create your own series of STFU and submit to the FIA.
      • 5 Years Ago

      It's been years I wanted teams to go and do their championship as they please. I have zero doubts it will be better and more spectacular than current/future F1.

      However, in the last couple of months, I think there is much more at the stake than better championship and right now I think it is an imperative they walk away from F1.

      Big things always start with what was considered small, insignificant and unrelated events. Somehow I think that very public break with "business as usual" where as long as everybody "profits" all kinds of abuses are tolerated would very much benefit societies as well. Once the signal gets clear - "We really don't need YOU and on the top of that you really need US in order to even exist" maybe, just maybe (call me a stupid dreamer if you want) quite a few people will realize the same applies to Governments and their abuses of the citizens in favor of "business as usual" and "even if they treat me as a retarded child, I'll be making more money this way" so widespread in western democracies. Time to show them a finger or something more lethal than that, a right granted to the US citizens by II Amendment to the Constitution.
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't know if I am the only one, but in a way I am hoping for FOTA to create their own series. I think it could be an opportunity for some truly new innovative design to come out of all the design.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @HotRodzNKustoms
        No I wish FOTA would bite the bullet and do it sooner rather than later before the sport dies.

      • 5 Years Ago
      they should leave F1 the hell with Mosley and start their own series as planned from the get go...
        • 5 Years Ago
        And they should do it with a quickness!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I just do not understand this cat and mouse game. FOTA just needs to do it once and for all! Just leave Bernie and Max and their 5 sub par teams to race in F1 next year. Either form your own series or at least stay away for a year and teach those 2 clowns a lesson.
      • 5 Years Ago
      i really do hope FOTA goes all the way. somebody needs to tell bernie and max to go phuk themselves. its long overdue.