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Ferrari hits out at Stefan GP 'vultures' and Mosley's 'holy war'

'The 13th team, USF1, appears to have gone into hiding in Charlotte, North Carolina, to the dismay of those like the Argentine, [José María] López, who thought he had found his way into the Formula 1 paddock (albeit with help from chairwoman Kirchner, according to the rumours) and now has to start all over again. Amazingly, they still have the impudence to claim that everything is hunky-dory under the starry stripy sky.

'Next, we have the Serbian vultures. Firstly, they launched themselves into a quixotic legal battle with the FIA, then they picked the bones off Toyota on its death-bed. Having got some people on-board, around whom there was still a whiff of past scandals, they are now hovering around waiting to replace whoever is first to drop out of the game, possibly with backing from that very same knight in shining armour whom we mentioned earlier.

'This is the legacy of the holy war waged by the former FIA President. The cause in question was to allow smaller teams to get into Formula 1. This is the outcome – two teams will limp into the start of the championship, a third is being pushed into the ring by an invisible hand and, as for the fourth, well, you would do better to call on Missing Persons to locate it. In the meantime, we have lost two constructors along the way, in the shape of BMW and Toyota, while at Renault, there's not much left other than the name. Was it all worth it?'





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Taz

February 23, 2010 11:43 AM
Last Edited 1620 days ago

The finger of blame been correctly pointed at Mosley and the finger of meddling been pointed squarely at the dwarf. There is a wiff of irony though, they were quite happy to take 100 million from Max and Bernie and get special dispensation to veto all rule changes to suit their own needs (under Todt's stewardship). That's in the past tho. Ferrari is run differently now and it does show. As for this pop at Max and Bernie...as the advert says...priceless :)

andrew.

February 23, 2010 6:12 PM

Richard / Johnson - Please stop these petty arguments before both of you start to loose face on these pages. You both clearly have a grasp of the technological side of F1 so why not discuss rather than have petty arguments? Daft isn't it? And I'm not pointing the finger of blame at one or the other. Stop baiting each other and/or stop raising to the others bait. Please don't take offense at this comment but it had to be said before either of you looses face.



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