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FIA, Personal musings »

[8 Jun 2010 | 5 Comments | 7,337 views]

It’s been almost eight months since Jean Todt took over the helm of the FIA from outgoing President Max Mosley and during that time the Frenchman has been content to say little about his policies and plans, in direct contrast to his predecessor who was hardly ever out of the news. It takes time to settle into a new job. Todt, for all his experience will have wanted to settle in, listen to his office bearers and little by little, stamp his mark on the presidency and reshape public opinion …

FIA, Personal musings »

[25 Apr 2010 | 4 Comments | 694 views]

Like many fans, the multi-faceted aspect of Formula One appeals to me as much as the racing. The many technological and safety innovations introduced each year and even the politics behind the decision making process all combine to make this a fascinating sport to follow. By this time last season there had already been a couple of major scandals to make the F1 news headlines, whilst it was great to discuss the politics behind those issues I’d have to wonder if part of the reason for so much antagonism and …

FIA, Personal musings »

[2 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 410 views]

Jean Todt’s presidency has been very softly, softly so far. It would be easy to forget he was in charge if it wasn’t for the lack of comment flying in from all directions from Max Mosley.

Journalist Joe Saward got a chance to talk to the new President yesterday. With the mess surrounding USF1 and Stefan GP waiting on the sidelines to scavenge the dead remains you might think the president would have a lot to say on the matter. The former President would. But not this one…

Take the issue of …

New Team »

[27 Jan 2010 | 9 Comments | 544 views]

When the FIA announced back in June that USF1, Campos and Manor (as it was then) would join the grid for 2010 there was some surprise at the choice. The more experienced Prodrive and Lola had been overlooked, the seemingly well financed and well organised Epsilon Euskadi was ignored and there were more than a few disgruntled team owners. In the words of Lola’s Martin Birrane, “One of three that has been chosen is worthy in my view. They will have a proper car. The other two – who knows?” …

FIA »

[17 Dec 2009 | 5 Comments | 322 views]

Flavio Briatore’s appeal against the FIA’s ban has been quietly rattling along, ahead of the court’s decision on the 5th of January. There was some fuss back in November over the issue of selective leaking of the court documents, with Briatore claiming Max Mosley was “clearly blinded by an excessive desire for personal revenge in the case.” The Guardian newspaper reported that Briatore would also be seeking at least 1 million euros in compensation. However, to be fair, the story has been largely overlooked with the exception of the opportunity …

FIA, FOTA »

[12 Dec 2009 | 5 Comments | 493 views]

Friction between the FIA and the teams had been slowly building since the middle of 2008 as the ongoing economic situation forced all parties to reassess the direction that Formula 1 was headed. However, there was little in the way of agreement as to how that could be achieved and Max Mosley’s proposal to use a standard engine only served to antagonise the car-manufacturer based teams.

Then at the beginning of the year, the FIA announced it would be opening up the grid to three new teams and in order to …