Mercedes is unlikely to back down amid pressure from F1 rivals to agree to relax the current engine ‘freeze’.
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Jean Todt insists his hands are tied after F1’s most powerful teams vetoed the move to a budget cap for 2015.
It has been suggested former FIA president Max Mosley, whose antagonistic approach stands in stark contrast to the low-profile Frenchman Todt, would have found a way to force the teams to embrace the cost-cutting crisis.
F1’s class of 2012 will take some more shape at the F1 Commission meeting this week in Geneva.
It was already known that Team Lotus, set to be Caterham next season, and Enstone based Renault – to be renamed Lotus – will likely have their applications rubber-stamped on Thursday. The Sunday Times also reports that Virgin could be set for an official name change.
Martin Whitmarsh has fended off claims teams like McLaren are already breaching the current definition of a F1 ‘constructor’.
Group Lotus chief Dany Bahar on Saturday declined to quell speculation the sports car carmaker may be taken over by formula one team owner Genii
It has been rumoured at Suzuka that Lotus, currently the title sponsor of Genii’s Enstone based team Renault, is set to resolve its dispute with rival team Team Lotus. That resolution could lead to Team Lotus becoming Caterham and Renault being renamed Lotus in 2012, pending the consent of the F1 Commission and fellow teams.
Grand prix organisers around the world threatened to pull the plug if formula one pushed ahead with small ‘green’ engines
Every formula one race promoter except China and Korea signed a letter by Australian organiser Ron Walker saying they would drop F1 and instead host Indycar events if the FIA did not do a u-turn over the controversial engine plan.