Why FOTA is in debt to the fans

Why FOTA is in debt to the fans

Formula 1 fans backed FOTA when it was at war with the FIA last year. Now it's time to pay them back, according to Dieter Rencken

Exactly two years on from events which fuelled the need for a teams' alliance, the Formula One Teams' Associations seems busier than ever before, with three major initiatives being announced within a fortnight.

It was, of course, at Silverstone in 2008 that the embattled FIA president Max Mosley – then engrossed in the aftermath of revelations about his personal life – chucked the gauntlet at teams: unless they agreed a set of technical regulations in double-quick time, the FIA would go ahead and impose its own plans.

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