The point of Wednesday’s FOTA Fans Forum is for fans to demonstrate what they want from the sport to those who can influence it.
Lewis Hamilton will be on the panel at the next FOTA Fans Forum on June 30th.
FOTA announce more “Fans Forum” events in a letter to Formula 1 fans.
Martin Whitmarsh defenda the introduction of the controversial Drag Reduction System in 2011.
The Guardian claims to have details of the Formula One Teams’ Associations’ planned calendar for its rival F1 series in 2010. As well as bringing back the United States and Canadian Grand Prix, it suggests race are planned in Argentina, Finland and Mexico. Plus, many of F1’s most popular venues – with two unfortunate exceptions … Continue reading FOTA’s rumoured ‘new F1’ calendar for 2010 revives USA and Canadian rounds
What should we make of the legal letters sent between Ferrari and the FIA, which were made public by Max Mosley last week? The FIA give the impression that Ferrari’s case is flimsy and full of holes, but the Ferrari representatives hit back that the FIA have failed to address the substance of the matter. … Continue reading How solid is FOTA’s legal argument? A lawyer looks at the FIA-Ferrari letters
The FIA has delayed the controversial new “most wins” championship system until 2010. The surprise move came shortly after the F1 Teams’ Association pointed (FOTA) out that the last-minute introduction of a new scoring system broke the FIA’s own rules. The 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 system used last year will be retained for 2009.
The World Motor Sports Council meets today and will consider, among other things, FOTA’s proposal to increase the number of points scored by the winner in F1 races to 12. Plans to further reduce F1 costs will also be considered. But which proposals will get the FIA’s stamp of approval?
The F1 teams’ association has recommended that F1 race distances should be cut from 320km (200 miles) to 250km (155 miles).
The F1 teams’ association is holding a press conference in Geneva today to reveal its plans for the future of F1. We?óÔé¼Ôäóve had a few glimpses of what they?óÔé¼Ôäóve got planned ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ some good, some bad. Here?óÔé¼Ôäós what we know and what we expect from today?óÔé¼Ôäós announcement. Update: See below for the announcement in full.
Bernie Ecclestone has changed his approach in his ongoing row with the Formula 1 Teams’ Assoication over the distribution of money in F1. When Ferrari and FOTA boss Luca di Montezemolo first pressed Ecclestone to incresae the share of money the teams received, Ecclestone’s response was to try to embarrass Montezemolo by publicly reminding him … Continue reading KERS and the argument over costs
The first fault line has opened in what so far has been the impressively solid unity of the Formula 1 Teams?óÔé¼Ôäó Association. Speaking at Ferrari?óÔé¼Ôäós 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?óÔé¼Ôäós clash over KERS could signal a threat to FOTA unity
David Richards didn’t exactly say “I’m not buying Honda”, but he dropped a big hint today that he won’t be taking over the Brackley team in 2009: The cost-cutting process that has been put in place has not yet seen its full benefit, and I don’t think it will be until 2010 that you will … Continue reading David Richards says F1 costs are still too high – and he’s not buying Honda
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
Honda president and CEO Takeo Fukui has officially announced the withdrawal of Honda from Formula One.
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?
Fiddling while Rome burns. Re-arranging deckchairs on the Titanic. There are plenty of cliches to be thrown at FOTA’s plans to radically overhaul qualifying yet again. Why is FOTA trying to change a system that has already been tweaked eight times in the past five years? Its not as if there aren’t more serious problems … Continue reading Why is FOTA worrying about qualifying when F1 faces far greater problems?
Details are emerging about the agreement reached between the FIA and FOTA, representing the F1 teams, following their meeting at Geneva today. A joint statement from the two declared “significant cost savings for 2009 and 2010” had been agreed but added no further detail. However Autosport has published details of some points of the agreement … Continue reading FIA-FOTA agreement: Teams’ proposals accepted as Mosley backs down on KERS
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