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FIA announce peace in Formula 1 // The FIA and FOTA have brokered a deal for peace in F1

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Today is the 24th June and this is F1Minute.

Following a meeting of the World Motor Sport Council today, Max Mosley announced that those teams threatening to breakaway from Formula 1... are no longer going to do so. We have only heard the FIA’s side of the story so far, but they say they have come to a deal with FOTA. For his part, Max has confirmed that he will not stand for re-election in October. I will believe it when I see it. The teams association are meeting tomorrow and will make a statement then.

The official 2010 entry list has been confirmed, now that the breakaway threat has dissipated. All the current teams plus the three new ones are on there - and there are no more annoying little side notes.

Elsewhere, Hockenheim has been sharing the German Grand Prix with Nürburgring and had it’s turn last year, but it looks as though that could be their last. The City Council is a major shareholder in the track and have unanimously voted not to support the race any longer, despite their contract running out next year.

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