F1 » Ecclestone: F1 teams allowed to miss three grands prix


F1 commercial rights-holder Bernie Ecclestone has revealed that under the terms of the binding Concorde Agreement, teams may miss three grands prix without penalty - what could come as a lifeline to struggling 2010 newcomers Campos Meta 1 and USF1...

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Hannah.

February 08, 2010 5:38 PM

:-o That's not fair!!!

We want to see racing!
Why do teams that can't get a car ready in time deserve a grid slot in the first place? Give the place to Stefen GP or Prodrive if they can't get their act together.

:rolleyes:

Sword of Truth - Unregistered

February 08, 2010 5:42 PM

Oh dear Bernie, getting soft in your old age, or just finally realising the wheels are coming off?

Why don't you give that nice Dave Richards at Prodrive a ring, i'm sure he could put together a competitive and professional team?

Oh that's right, he's not one of your "chosen ones" is he - but then your chosen ones arent looking too good are they...?

Tick tock Bernie, the nice men in white coats will be there soon..the sooner the better.

rob01

February 08, 2010 5:44 PM

It was Max's idea for the Cosworth teams to only make the grid. I don't think Bernie had anything to do with the selection process. At that time Max was making two tiers with a budget.

andrew mac

February 08, 2010 6:02 PM

What I think is happening is that shortstuff has signed 4 new teams and taken their cash (entry fee) knowing that at least one team will never turn up. He then offers the empty grid slots to one of the other potential teams thus getting another entry fee. In effect getting 5 or 6 entry fees for the price of 4 new teams. Crafty and unethical methinks but that's business.

rob - havn't seen you on here for a while. Welcome back. I see your friend is here also.

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