A vital month for Formula 1's future

A vital month for Formula 1's future

With Formula 1's commercial future in a state of flux, not to mention definitive 2014 rules remaining undecided, a series of Friday meetings between now and November are to prove crucial in the sport's future. Dieter Rencken investigates

Friday meetings loom large for Formula 1 in September, beginning with a session involving the sport's three Fs – FIA, FOM and Ferrari – in Maranello this Friday. Although unconfirmed, a source was adamant that the meeting was on, proffering circumstantial proof when pushed for more details.

"It's logical to assume," the source said, "that [Ferrari team boss] Stefano Domenicali will be invited to appear in the FIA's Friday presser in Ferrari's heartland; if not present you can guess why…" Seems he's on the money: the list of invitees was distributed by the FIA as this was written, and reflects four team bosses – Red Bull's Christian Horner, Lotus team principal Eric Boullier, Sauber boss-in-waiting Monisha Kaltenborn and Toro Rosso's Franz Tost – plus Ferrari technical director Pat Fry…

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