This is F1Minute and it’s the 29th April.
As mentioned yesterday, Martin Whitmarsh faced the World Motorsport Council today, but he was only with them for an hour in the morning, and they had announced their decision by lunchtime. McLaren receive a three race suspended ban, which means no penalty will be incurred as long as nothing further emerges about the incident in question, and so long as the team keep their nose clean for the next 12 months.
Whitmarsh thanked the FIA for allowing him to answer their questions, and naturally the team are looking forward to getting on with the task at hand. Meanwhile, Bernie Ecclestone says he thinks they got off lightly, but does add that the ruling is fair and straightforward, which in itself is a very good thing.
The Council continued their meeting in the afternoon, discussing the proposed budget caps for next year. We’ll find out more tomorrow but Max Mosley has admitted that the budget cap figure agreed is slightly more than the £30m he wanted, but still a reasonable amount.
That’s it for today, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.
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