WhiteBlue wrote:I think that the story is strong enough to justify publishing. But there are a lot of holes in it to prove the main point, that applicants have been told much too late that they need a Cosworth engine contract. For this it needs a bit more than just hear say. The aim of the story is to declare the selection process invalid and start from scratch with probably other people and objectives in control.
There could be a connection to the penalty pact of the five engine manufacturers. It was very late discovered that this pact was in place and it was threatening the viability of the F1 series in the case of a break away. It is entirely imaginable that the Cosworth requirement was put in place as a reaction to this manufacturer boycott. I do not actually know if Williams and Force India would have received Toyota and Mercedes engines in a case of a break away, but I very much doubt it. So the other side had virtually no option but to make sure the next time there was no boycott chance from the manufacturers.
The requirement of an independant engine manufacturer is legitimate in my view under the circumstances. I do not want F1 to come under the control of the manufacturers. I prefer it to be independant and run by the FIA.
When does the term "discrimination" come into effect in the EU? Being refused entry because a constructor doesn't want the engine that the governing body "wants" them to have (IE: not a mandated single engine supplier formula) while others are already enrolled with engines other than the ones being mandated by the FIA are allowed to compete.
It is my sincerest hope that the FIA gets sued until they are no longer a valid sporting entity. I believe that only then can the fascism that rules the worlds top level motorsport be defeated.
Hey, when Hakkinen is more interested in driving NASCAR than any euro-FIA series, there must be a problem.
I just hope that Campos, USF1 and Manor grow some steel balls, and stuff them down Max's throat. They have an angle to sue, and it is my hope that the FOTA teams will financially support their legal claim just to bust the FIA apart.
Then again, I want to see the cars that the published 2010 regs promise!