Exactly. Just seen on Sky News that FIA are threatening to go ahead "straight away" with the lawsuits
Just read that the deadline for the teams to submit a 'non-conditional' entry - which was today - has been suspended. The row also has alot to do with the teams wanting a bigger cut from Bernie than the actual budget cap. I also get the feeling that some of the manufacturer teams are looking for a convenient exit strategy - blowing millions in F1 when you're closing car production plants down becasue of the recession is not good practice!
Looks like everything is back to normal (albeit without Max Mosley)
BBC SPORT | F1 deal ends threat of breakaway
I'm glad for one
They've wanted him out since before the sex scandal so I'm wondering if
Originally Posted by mattgentle
a) Once his departure was offered as an option they backed down on their demands a little
b) That was what they wanted all along and they've just been looking for ways to force him out, the spending cap being their silver bullet.
I think so on both counts. They have agreed a reduction in spending I understand (but nothing like a £40m cap) but they are letting 3 new teams in next year with technical assistance from the big boys so a compromise from both sides. Think Ecclestone was behind it, didn't want to see his £££ go down the pan I expect!
Originally Posted by AmeliesDad
I think that as well, spoil sports, they are just jealous he has more fun than them I expect!
Originally Posted by AmeliesDad
Overall I dont mind the result though, not that I am a huge F1 fan anyway. It seems a reasonable compromise and everyone got a bit of what they wanted, so fair enough.
Have a plan and stick to it
As he's a Ferrari driver, I'll pop this in the thread... sure many of you have already seen it anyway.
Ferrari driver Felipe Massa was said to be in a "stable, satisfactory condition" following a freak accident at 170mph in qualifying at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Massa's skull was fractured in two places and he suffered concussion in the high speed crash. The Brazilian, 28, was hit on the head by flying debris before driving into a tyre wall in the second qualifying session at the Hungaroring.
He was treated at the track then underwent emergency surgery at Budapest's AEK military hospital where he will be kept under observation overnight. A Ferrari official described the operation as a "success".
A hospital spokesman said: "At the time he was admitted to hospital his condition was stable and his breathing and blood circulation was normal.
"During the course of his examination they established that he had suffered serious, life-threatening injuries including loss of consciousness and a fracture of the forehead on the left side and a fracture on the base of the skull.
"After the operation he is being cared for in intensive care and now he is in stable, satisfactory condition."
The crash occurred in the final moments of the middle 15-minute period of qualifying, with Massa struck by a spring - which can weigh anything up to a kilogram - that had worked loose from Rubens Barrichello's Brawn GP.
The spring bounced along the Hungaroring track and flew over the front of Massa's Ferrari, striking the Brazilian on the helmet just over his left eye.
Massa appeared to be knocked unconscious, with his right foot jamming down on the throttle as he drove straight into a tyre barrier.
With the Brazilian stricken in the car, photographs later emerged showing a fist-sized dent in his helmet, and with the visor up, there was a large cut over a blackened left eye. Massa was attended to by trackside medics before being taken to the circuit's medical centre, then on to hospital for further examination 22 minutes after his shunt.
Haven't seen the actual incident yet but it kinda sounds like the one from last week in Formula 2 when John Surtees son, Henry, was killed after being hit by a bouncing tyre, knocked unconscious and crashing into the wall.