I am not sure about what exactly Ferrari's veto means. Since the FIA is supposed to be transparent (what with the EU rules and such), how come we cannot read about nature of their veto? I imagine the other teams would have to know the exact wording.
I think this is now backfiring badly on Ferrari. It's the fall out from a 'special relationship' one which cannot be renewed. It is also in a way consistent with what the eye has seen post 1998. Lets just say, Ferrari have had a very good ten years. And 'they' are now looking for another very good ten years, for themselves.
I'm not sure they really want to be taking on Max in this or any other context that is bound to lead to 'transparency' tangible and perhaps compromising information being made available to the public regarding the nature of their 'special rights', and anyway surely this plays straight into Max' hands.
I'm starting to think that perhaps Ferrari, in light of their 'special rights' they are infact the problem, the stumbling block. F1 is already unbalanced, bias and a multi-tier system and has been at least since 1998. The results, the stability of the rules that resulted in multiple titles (unlucky this year Hamilton) and the near destruction of their nearest rival with a philosophy (If you look 'at McLaren' you will find, if you don't look 'at Ferrari' you won't find) should now become stats in my opinion.
The FIA really are unable to offer a single tier system fundamentally because of Ferrari's 'special rights'. The need to accomodate Ferrari's 'special needs' ironically neccesitates the very thing Ferrari are allegedly against, a two tier system. The veto has come back to haunt them.
Perhaps then the solution is for Ferrari to leave for a year, get their books inorder, allow a new 'single tier' system and teams to work, and then jump back in on equal terms with everyone else in 2011.
Edited by werks prototype, 16 May 2009 - 03:49.