It is of course up to you, but the simplest way to ensure that all entrants run under the same rules would be if everyone entered under the cost-cap rules as published and then all entrants cooperated to agree modifications to those rules which would make the proposition workable for all parties.
In other words, he’s telling them to drop their attempt to get the F1 rules changed and enter the sport unconditionally, so that they can then try to get the rules altered once they’re in.
But why should the teams think Mosley is any more likely to listen to them about the rules in future than he has been in the past? He is asking them to sacrifice their bargaining position and offering nothing in return but a vague promise that he might listen to them next time.
Surely no-one is going to be won over by that?
Here’s some of the other news doing the rounds today, as usual please post your findings below:
Bernie Ecclestone: “They have a huge catchment area of East European and Middle East countries. I went round five sites in a helicopter and picked this. The layout is brilliant, hills adding drama as the cars suddenly appear . They just don’t promote it. Maybe they could move the whole thing to Britain.” I've been to the Istanbul Park circuit and I think I know why hardly any spectators were there. The few buses available to transport spectators from Istanbul to the track – two hours away – showed a worrying tendency to get lost. There are probably coach loads of fans just arriving at the circuit as I write this.
"We both want to win, and I wanted to understand if after the second pitstop we had to be careful and reduce the revs. So we both went into Ross's office and explained the case to him. It was very good from Jenson, very good from me, very good from Ross. It was different than in my Ferrari times, so I felt very good. I felt it was a good day to get back some of the points but unfortunately there is happiness on Jenson's face but not on mine."
"We decided to continue with that strategy because basically we would have conceded the race on lap 15, but even before the race we discussed that strategy would only work if Sebastian got past Jenson on the second stint, which unfortunately we didn't manage to do."
"The new diffuser resembles much that of Brawn with an empty keel structure in the middle and an early exit above it for additional downforce. It also pick up an idea of Toyota by creating a small extension to the diffuser under the rear crash structure – with the safety light, the only area where the diffuser is allowed to extend further behind the rear wheels."
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