Max Mosley has written to FOTA with his proposed way out of the current mess:
“Under the International Sporting Code (Art. 66) we cannot now change the published 2010 rules unless we have the consent of all the competitors who have entered. However once we have a list of confirmed entries, we can make changes provided we have the necessary unanimous agreement.
You therefore have the option of participating in this process as a confirmed entrant, or not. In order to participate, you should now write to us confirming that your entry is unconditional.
It is of course up to you, but the simplest way to ensure that all entrants run under the same rules would be if everyone entered under the cost-cap rules as published and then all entrants cooperated to agree modifications to those rules which would make the proposition workable for all parties.”
According to Mosley the meetings with all 2010 entrants can start immediately after June 12 when the entries are announced. FIA expects the response from the teams by Tuesday June 9.
He also mentioned FIA is ready to discuss new Concorde agreement but not before the 2010 entry list is settled.
Rather conciliatory Mosley however also hinted, that not all current teams may be back in 2010 …
“Also, the FIA will need to know who to discuss the draft with. There will certainly be new teams in 2010 and it presently seems unlikely that all of the 2009 teams will participate in 2010. Obviously the draft should be discussed between those that will participate only.”
Why on Earth couldn’t these proposed talks take place before the 2010 regulations were published …
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