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FOTA walk out of FIA meeting in Germany - The war isn't over yet, as a meeting does not go smoothly

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Welcome to F1Minute for the 8th July 2009.

Here we go again. FOTA, the FIA, and the five non-FOTA teams gathered today at the Nürburgring to discuss the technical regulations of the sport for next year and onwards. It did not go well.

The FIA’s side: “The eight FOTA teams were invited to attend the meeting to discuss their further proposals for 2010. Unfortunately no discussion was possible because FOTA walked out of the meeting.”

FOTA’s take on things: “During the course of this meeting, the team managers were informed by Mr Charlie Whiting of the FIA that, contrary to previous agreements, the eight FOTA teams are not currently entered into the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship and have no voting rights in relation to the technical and sporting regulations thereof.”

The FIA confirmed that there was progress in terms of the regulations but at this point, the future of Formula 1 becomes an unknown once again.

That’s it for now, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.