Bernie Ecclestone has dismissed fresh talk that a breakaway from F1 could happen in the coming years.
The issue was raised once again following a media lunch involving the Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, who suggested that teams wouldn't want to be 'locked in an F1 prison' [See separate story HERE
. Those comments came ahead of discussions to extend the current Concorde Agreement, which comes to an end at the conclusion of 2012.
Although di Montezemolo did admit that the presence of Ecclestone was 'a priority' for the future of the sport, the commercial rights holder said he wasn't paying much attention to the comments from Maranello – insisting it was the same thing that was said by the Ferrari president on a yearly basis.
"It's what he (Montezemolo) says every time he goes to Monza every year," he told Reuters
. "'We need more money'. It's all nonsense.
"They're not going to break away. They've tried it all before. Luca's a lovely guy but he likes to say these things and then he forgets what he is saying."