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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

FOTA suspends Williams

The Formula One Teams' Association has temporarily suspended Williams from the organization following the team's decision to formally enter the 2010 championship.

The action comes as strategy talks continue among FOTA members in London.

Spanish Formula One Grand Prix: Practice


Frank Williams defended the company's position, while expressing understanding with FOTA's decision.

"FOTA's decision, although regrettable, is understandable. However, as a racing team and a company whose only business is Formula 1, with obligations to our partners and our employees, submitting our entry to next year's championship was unquestionable.In addition, we are legally obliged under our contract with FOM and the FIA to participate in the World Championship until the end of 2012."

Plus, James Allen's take on what it means for everyone involved, and a little clarification on what exactly Williams did and did not sign last weekend ...

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