This explains some legal aspects (it's sort of an old article, and some might read it)http://www.pitpass.c...ful-say-lawyers
1. CA section is preventing teams to talk about new series before end of 2012 season. I am not saying they will, but they can.
2. CA has 300 pages, whereas teams approved (only) 30 - I am not sure what's significance of that
3. This was mentioned long time ago, but very seldom discussed - Mercedes is objecting to full commitment to F1 until 2020, which to me makes business sense. Company needs to be run from Stuttgart, not from FOM office, especially in such whacky economic times
Article basically describes BE as a savvy strategist, a puppeteer (my term). Point is, it might be without Mercedes, and BE hasn’t learn anything from early 1981, when Grand Prix was held at Kyalami without the “legalists”, and it hit subsequently BE hard and painfully. CA was borne, but bad CA I think is no better than no CA at all. BE is of respectable age, and does he cares more about immediate effect (perceived financial success), or long term legacy of potentially dying series due to unsound foundations because basically it is relaying in Ferrari, RBR and McLaren to keep series alive and well. If you trust that LdM will be quiet for next eight years, than good luck to you, just as an energy drink company will pour millions year after year...
Edited by Sakae, 24 August 2012 - 07:03.