The comments sparked waves of worry among F1 fans and, in particular, the world-famous Tifosi.
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F1 team bosses are heading for a clash with Bernie Ecclestone over the shape of the next grand prix calendars.
It has emerged that Mexico is joining the schedule next year, and Azerbaijan and possibly New Jersey in 2016. That would blow the number of races out from 19 – comfortably under the Concorde Agreement limit of 20 – to a potential 22.
It is possible Marussia will be notably missing from next weekend’s coverage of the 2013 season opener.
That is because Bernie Ecclestone is yet to agree a new Concorde Agreement with the backmarker team. The F1 chief executive said recently that he has agreed bilateral financial deals with every team, Marussia included.
F1 powerbrokers Bernie Ecclestone and Jean Todt are set to meet on Thursday, according to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport.
Powerbokers Ecclestone, Todt, to meet Thursday
The topic? The unsigned 2013 Concorde Agreement. Although F1 chief executive Ecclestone has inked bilateral financial agreements with all the teams, the signatures are still missing on the crucial pact between the teams, the commercial rights holder, and the FIA.
No more teams are set to follow HRT through F1’s paddock exit, Bernie Ecclestone insists.
There has been speculation the economic situation in the sport and the wider world could claim more scalps, with Marussia at the top of the list, having reportedly failed to negotiate a new Concorde Agreement with F1’s ‘supremo’.
Marussia on Wednesday finally confirmed reports Luiz Razia has completed the team’s 2013 race driver lineup.
The 23-year-old Brazilian, runner-up in last year’s GP2 championship, will mark the news by testing Marussia’s newly-launched MR02 car at Jerez on Wednesday. The 2013 vacancy, now filled by Razia, opened up recently when Marussia split with Timo Glock, citing the need for a sponsored driver.