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Friday, May 15, 2009

No deals, Mr. Bond

The FIA and FOTA failed to reach an agreement over the 2010 regulations after talks in London Friday.

Max Mosley said the FIA is holding firm, while the teams (Mosley said) went off to a private meeting.

In another move expected to prolong the battle, Ferrari has filed for an injunction to block the rule changes.

F1 2009 - Rd5 Spanish GP - Practice

FOTA president Luca di Montezemolo was not in attendance, due to the death of his father. Ferrari were represented by Stefano Domenicali. In an interview with ITV, Mosley implied Domenicali had not been notified of Ferrari’s court action.

“Their latest thing is that while their man was sitting in the meeting, unknown to him they went to the French courts and they have asked for an injunction to stop us changing the rules – at least that is my understanding,” Mosley was quoted. “That will come on next week and we will see what comes out of that, but I think it rather embarrassed their representative.”

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Meanwhile, Lola said it is going ahead with its F1 project in a statement on the company Web site. The company makes it clear where it stands on the 2010 regulations

“The Lola Group is forging ahead with its Formula One project with the objective of securing an entry into the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship™ and in the expectation that the decisions of the WMSC will be respected in full.”

The Litespeed F3 team has also signaled its intention to apply for entry into F1, and it does say something about this cap if an F3 squad feels it can make the leap, skipping GP2. Oh, and it would give Mike Gascoyne the opportunity to return to the paddock. Litespeed have hired Gascoyne’s MGI Ltd in its quest.

On the lighter side
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