F1 » Manufacturers back Ecclestone in engine row, but Todt stands firm


F1's leading engine manufacturers side with commercial rights-holder Bernie Ecclestone over the contentious new 2013 regulations - but FIA President Jean Todt insists he will not be swayed

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Frank Wank - Unregistered

May 23, 2011 5:19 PM


Big Deal teams agreed to Putt Putt engines last year...like issues never change and F1 NEVER changes its direction.

WHO CARES what the manufactures want!!! Honda/Toyota/BMW and Renault are not even in F1..am I missing something or did they not all bail out! All Renault do is make engines now and probably not for long. Reminds me of 98 when Renault made those DOG Mecachrome engines, was the beginning of the end for Williams I think.

Little Todt trying with all his might to woo Volkswagon to F1. Who cares about VW, they already said they are not interested!

WHO CARES about green F1, it is a total joke, to redesign new spec engines and new chassis is going to cost the teams a fortune and they know it.

Gotta go with Bernie on this one...
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Honestly - Unregistered

May 23, 2011 6:11 PM

RECALL TODT! He is but one man and if FOTA wanted to they could take out TODT.The damage he will wreak on F-1 will be irrepairable.F-1 will no longer enjoy the Top Flight mindset but become one of the many global warming casualties left by liberals .

nosense - Unregistered

May 23, 2011 10:03 PM

So Todt is going against Fiarrari, what a pity...LOL

He is just sticking with what has been AGREEDED!

This manufacturer biatches change their minds every minute and the FIA has to cope with it...NOPE! The door is there for the remaining ones...

Todt is pushing for REAL manufacturers like VW and PSA to get in... it isn´t by chance that Pollock´s operation is 100% supported by Peugeot Sport´s guys...

And remeber that fuel restricted 1.5 turbos were the rule in the late 80´s, so wellcome back to the future and stop moaning!!!

Scarlet Pimpernel - Unregistered

May 24, 2011 1:02 AM

So I guess the oh way to shut up a dictatorial Jean Todt is to tell the FIA right now that he can race his own go-carts in Formula 1, while the current batch of F1 teams will register a "new" formula called "Formula V8 Technology" and create their own sporting rules, technical regulations, and race on Eccelstone's race tracks for a 50% reduction in race-track rentals...! When are the F1 teams going to wake up to the insidious nature of the FIA ? New boss...same as the old boss ! If the F1 manufacturers, the F1 teams, and the F1 suppliers/advertisers don't do something NOW they will be racing Fiat 500's by 2014 in order to suck up to FIA and the Green Party of Europe ! Wake up everyone : you're all being played for fools !

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