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#1 JensonF1

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 13:04

Williams were able to veto Schumacher's test, but I thought they were outside of FOTA?

Does this mean FOTA have absorbed them silently into their ranks once again? Did I miss something?

Also now FOTA have got the agreement in F1 they wanted, will they continue to agree with each other or will next season see a return to the infighting and overriding competative urges of the teams?

History sets a presidence here. GPWC was also successful as a bargaining tool but once the objective was achieved they disbanded the GPWC and went to war. Give it a few months and I think the same will happen to FOTA.

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#2 LuckyStrike1

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 13:10

Williams were able to veto Schumacher's test, but I thought they were outside of FOTA?

Does this mean FOTA have absorbed them silently into their ranks once again? Did I miss something?

Also now FOTA have got the agreement in F1 they wanted, will they continue to agree with each other or will next season see a return to the infighting and overriding competative urges of the teams?

History sets a presidence here. GPWC was also successful as a bargaining tool but once the objective was achieved they disbanded the GPWC and went to war. Give it a few months and I think the same will happen to FOTA.


Didn't the Schumacher-test need the approval of ALL F1-teams no matter the kind of associations, official or not, they might be a member of?

#3 Viktor

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 18:06

Didn't the Schumacher-test need the approval of ALL F1-teams no matter the kind of associations, official or not, they might be a member of?

Yes. FOTA has no power over FIA rules, for Ferrari to be able to test they need all teams to agree and after that FIA can say yes or no.

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