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Should the constructor's seat on the WMC be rotated?


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#1 Dick_Dastardly

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 13:28

Is Ferrari the only constructor to have held a seat on the WMC, F1's regulatory body? If Bernie is the F1 teams' representative, why is there even a need for Ferrari to have a place? On the grounds of impartiality, should the constructor's seat be rotated on an annual basis?

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#2 Mika Mika

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 13:33

Originally posted by Dick_Dastardly
Is Ferrari the only constructor to have held a seat on the WMC, F1's regulatory body? If Bernie is the F1 teams' representative, why is there even a need for Ferrari to have a place? On the grounds of impartiality, should the constructor's seat be rotated on an annual basis?


Yes

#3 Buttoneer

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 13:36

Yes.

#4 F1Fanatic.co.uk

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 13:37

Yes.

#5 Clatter

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 13:39

Are any of the other teams complaining?

#6 Dick_Dastardly

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 14:01

Originally posted by Clatter
Are any of the other teams complaining?


Well put it this way, it would be comparable to Glaxo having a privileged position in detriment to their other competitors sitting on either the FDA or MHRA in the UK and having an input into regulatory policy for drug testing before introduction into the market.

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 14:09

Originally posted by Dick_Dastardly


Well put it this way, it would be comparable to Glaxo having a privileged position in detriment to their other competitors sitting on either the FDA or MHRA in the UK and having an input into regulatory policy for drug testing before introduction into the market.


I don't disagree with the idea of rotating the role, it's just that I have never heard of any complaints from any of the teams. I don't know the history behind this, or how the role is organized, but if they didn't believe they were being properly represented I'm sure we would have heard about it by now.

#8 Dick_Dastardly

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 15:16

The origin of Ferrari's position on the WMC goes back to March 2006 during the 'negotiations' of the Concorde Agreement when Ferrari's support was rumoured to be bought for $100 million and a veto on any regulatory issues:

http://www.timesonli...icle1082658.ece

#9 pingu666

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 15:35

wheres paul stoddart when u need him...

#10 StefanV

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 15:41

$100 millions seem to be the only button left on FiA's cash register.

#11 Dick_Dastardly

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 15:58

Originally posted by StefanV
$100 millions seem to be the only button left on FiA's cash register.


Yep, at least Bernie's not of pocket....