Whitmarsh: How FOTA has transformed F1

Whitmarsh: How FOTA has transformed F1

As chairman of the Formula One Teams' Association, McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh is in the thick of the teams' body's efforts to keep F1 sustainable. He reflected on its achievements so far with Dieter Rencken

In July 2008, during the British Grand Prix weekend, then FIA President Max Mosley handed the teams an ultimatum: They should reach majority agreement on new regulations, "failing which the FIA will itself prepare new rules for 2011".

It was vintage Mosley, who regularly employed such tactics to impose his will on teams, secure in the knowledge that they failed to agree on the time of day even when stood in front of Big Ben.

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