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Mosley says F1 would survive without Ferrari - The FIA hits back, now they're confident teams will be signing up

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Welcome to F1Minute for the 2nd May 2009.

Following Ferrari’s letter to the FIA yesterday, in which Luca di Montezemolo said the governing body were unfairly penalising the team, Max Mosley has spoken out and said that the sport could quite easily continue without Ferrari. He said it would be sad, but it could happen, especially now that they are pushing towards welcoming new teams in.

This seems to be a massive shift in thinking from the FIA who have always heralded Ferrari as a fundamental part of the series, however, Mosley says that the budget cap opposed by the team is the way F1 needs to go.

In the World Motor Sport Council proposals released during the week, the FIA increased the maximum number of cars allowed on the grid to 26, which means they are expecting at least three potential new teams. The new rules have also said unsuccessful applicants will be notified ahead of the Championship announcement, meaning they may be hoping for even more.

That’s it for today, please join me again tomorrow for another F1Minute.