The Weekly Grapevine

The Weekly Grapevine

Your weekly dose of rumours, speculations and analysis

If the diffuser ruling handed down last week could result in the sort of levels of vitriolic fallout seen in Shanghai, imagine the potential split within FOTA if the FIA actually introduces a two-tier Formula 1 championship for 2010, with the differentiator between the categories being adherence (or not) to the voluntarily £30m budget cap as analysed here within minutes of its announcement on 17 March.

Last week this column reviewed the concept from an existing team perspective; this week the other side of the fence – as seen from the perspective of potential teams such as the US-based outfit presently being assembled by Peter Windsor and Ken Anderson – is presented.

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