Posted by : Muzaffar Saturday, June 20, 2009

.... will never be the same again. Just read on the newspaper earlier today about the ongoing battle between the Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) and the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) over the proposed budget cap of €45m for the 2010 World Championship come to and abrupt end when FOTA announce of a breakaway series just yesterday. I really don't know what will happen after this, but all the team will still race in the 2009 World Championship until the end of the season, and then would leave F1 to make their own race series. There are several reasons why FOTA took the liberty to separate themselves from the FIA, as they had been rejecting the €45m budget cap since the FIA announced it a few months ago. But after many discussions and meetings they still cannot come into agreement and well..... this happens.

Sad to see this actually happening, for such an extremely stupid reason at that. I mean if the budget cap was such a concern the FIA (specifically, Max Mosley) should just listened to FOTA and accept it. FOTA did present tons of ways to cut cost in F1, but Mr. Mosley just didn't buy it and state that the budget cap was the only way to cut cost in F1. I mean really, politics just ruins everything in my opinion. Budget cap or not they should just concentrate on racing and making the fans happy. No one would suffer from this more than the fans, as most of the casual followers of F1 would just have no idea about where F1 is heading, will it lose its status as the top tier of motor sports and become a laughing stock or become even better than it is now and continue to push the boundaries of innovative technology in auto racing....

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