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    Motorsports: Formula One Teams Association officially disbands
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    You'd have to search pretty hard to find an environment more competitive than Formula One. Sure, any sport (motorized or otherwise) is inherently competitive, but imagine if, say, football teams were each required to not only hire and train their own players, but also design and manufacture their ...

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    Report: Ferrari and Red Bull withdraw from FOTA
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    The New York Times is reporting that the Formula One Teams Association is losing momentum. Both Ferrari and Red Bull have announced their departure from the organization that was supposed to be a forum for advancing the goals of the sport's teams, big and small. In a statement, Ferrari simply ...

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    Report: Bribery scandal leaves F1's commercial future in jeopardy
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    Bernie Ecclestone has controlled the commercial rights to Formula One for so long it seems like he always has and always will. But that's not exactly the full story. While Ecclestone was the first to negotiate for control over the sport's commercial aspects – namely its television ...

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    Ecclestone wants independent F1 rule-maker, Mansell a spec chassis
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    Bernie Ecclestone has never been one to shy away from speaking his mind. The latest big idea from F1's commercial chief? Appointing an independent body to formulate the regulations that govern Formula One. Currently, the FIA makes the rules with considerable input from the constructors through ...

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    McLaren's Whitmarsh reportedly elected to replace Montezemolo as FOTA chairman
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    There's only so many chairs one man can sit in at once. But Luca di Montezemolo has made an art out of pushing the limits. In addition to serving as chairman of both Ferrari and the Fiat group, the hereditary nobleman was, until recently at least, also chairing the Italian Confindustria ...

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    REPORT: Ferrari figures Raikkonen, Schumacher and Montezemolo to leave their F1 posts
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    The times they are a-changin' in Maranello. As if the departures of Michael Schumacher, Ross Brawn and Jean Todt over the past few years wasn't enough to shake things up for the Scuderia, a new round of change-ups is looming on the horizon. First up is Kimi Raikkonen, the 2007 World Champion who ...

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    REPORT: FIA accepts amended Concorde Agreement, F1 dispute draws to a close
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    No one could have predicted what has happened so far in the Formula 1 this year. Brawn GP, a team that didn't even exist a few weeks before the season started, dominated the first half of the season, Jenson Button, who scored just three points in 2008, has won six of the first seven races, and the ...

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    REPORT: Ecclestone backing breakaway GP1 series?
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    Bernie Ecclestone didn't get to be a billionaire by waiting for things to come his way. With the threat of a breakaway series seemingly very real once again, the man credited with making Formula 1 what it today is has apparently decided to make sure he is on it. F1 Live reports that last month, ...

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    Ruh-Roh: Formula One Teams Association reportedly walks out of meeting with FIA
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    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 ...

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    Musical Chairs: Kimi contests WRC Finland, Rossi considers Ferrari, F1 could grow 3rd car
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    Valentino Rossi tests a Ferrari F1 car – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Typically F1 drivers come up through the formula racing ladder. But for every rule there's an exception, and that exception seems to be creeping up for Ferrari, who are facing a potential change-up in drivers ...

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    Max Mosley renegging on promise to step down?
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    Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the Formula One waters, Max Mosley goes and sends a nasty-gram to Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) chairman and Ferrari head honcho Luca di Montezemolo threatening to back out of his promise to step down from his throne as leader of the FIA if he ...

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    BREAKING: F1 reunites as Max Mosely reportedly forced to quit F1
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    After all of this year's soap opera stories in Formula One, it appears there will be a unified championship series next year after all. According to The Times UK, controversial F1 boss Max Mosley has been "forced into a humiliating climbdown as president of the FIA," and his reign is over effective ...

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    That didn't take long, either: FIA reportedly drops lawsuit against FOTA, wants to talk
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    Take a poll anywhere outside of Max Mosley's or Bernie Ecclestone's motor homes and you'll probably find a preponderance of F1 fans rooting for the Formula One Teams Association. When the FOTA announced a breakaway series for 2010, it took just about 12 hours for the FIA to uncork its laywers. Just ...

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    That didn't take long: FIA sues the FOTA over breakaway series
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    Barely a half a day has passed since the FOTA announced it start a breakaway championship, and as predicted, the FIA has announced it's suing the rebel teams. The FIA's sternest words were aimed at Ferrari, saying "The actions of FOTA as a whole, and Ferrari in particular, amount to serious ...

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    BREAKING: Formula 1 Teams Association announces breakaway series for 2010
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    It's official: F1 is broken. At least, with the FOTA's announcement it will create a rival championship, it appears that F1 as we have known it is all but broken. Max Mosley and the FIA have gone back and forth with the FOTA for months, with neither side able to agree on a compromise and both sides ...

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    REPORT: Formula One teams, drivers get serious on break-away series
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    FOTA team principals and drivers meet at last weekend's Turkish Grand Prix
    It's all or nothing for the Formula One Teams Association. The body representing the majority of the teams is still in the process of negotiating with the FIA over the proposed drastic budget cuts, but insists that the FIA ...

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    Renault joins Ferrari with threats to leave Formula 1
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    Renault R29 F1 – Click above for a high-res image gallery
    After hinting at its displeasure, Renault has joined the the threats made by other manufacturer-supported teams (Ferrari chief among them) that they'll quit F1 if the FIA doesn't change its proposed rules for next season. The ...

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    FIA introduces two-tier cost structure and winner-take-all F1 Championship in 2010
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    It is unclear whether reality show impresario Mark Burnett is actually the one running Formula 1, but the political goings-on of the series continue to overshadow what happens on the track. The FIA recently published the 2010 regulations with some novel inclusions: a winner-take-all system for ...

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    Rumormill: Pending F1 diffuser decision will favor Brawn, Williams, Toyota
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    Formula 1 so far this year has probably provided a lot more excitement than anyone expected, and in a change from the usual, this time a lot of it is good. The two races so far have seen a heap of on-track passing – and not just of backmarkers – as well as an inversion of the standings: ...

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    REPORT: F1 scraps new winner-take-all format after teams protest
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    As if there could be any more drama before the 2009 F1 season begins, the recently (and hastily) implemented change to the points system has now been thrown out. This year's "winner take all" format was a variation on the gold medal system Bernie Ecclestone proposed last year that was likewise ...

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