You remember at the end of last week all of the Formula 1 Teams’ Association (FOTA) members had signed up to race in F1 next year, and we breathed a sigh of relief? Well, it might not be quite that simple…
All of the Formula One Teams’ Association (FOTA) member teams – including Ferrari – have signed up to race in F1 next year, as long as a new Concorde Agreement is signed by everyone involved come June 12.
Williams confirmed on Monday that they had formally submitted their entry to the 2010 F1 World Championship, making them the only team yet to do so. And because of this, the Formula One Teams Association has today suspended them.
Some huge revisions to the future of Formula 1 were agreed today in Monaco at a World Motor Sport Council meeting, that have the full backing from all of the F1 teams and the sport’s governing body, the FIA.
It could only happen at Spa. Rain, sun and even some hail, all in the space of one day. A day that marked the return of competitive Formula One to our screens, and a day that marked a return to, well, business as usual.
Formula One’s ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone called an emergency meeting with the team principals minutes before qualifying for the Hungarian GP began on Saturday lunchtime. With television viewing figures waning – in some territories at least – and disappointing box office last time out at Hockenheim, Bernie is officially worried.