Ecclestone Summons F1 Commission For 2013 Engine Vote

By: GMM

Bernie Ecclestone has organised a meeting of the F1 Commission in an attempt to formally scuttle the proposed engine rules for 2013.

Bernie Ecclestone
Bernie Ecclestone

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That is the claim of the German magazine Auto Motor und Sport, revealing that the meeting will take place on Wednesday.

The report said F1 chief executive Ecclestone, a staunch critic of the proposed rules, believes FIA president Jean Todt improperly introduced the four-cylinder turbos by bypassing the official bodies including the F1 Commission.

Despite Renault's apparent threat to quit F1 over the controversy, Ecclestone is understood to have attempted to overturn the rules with a recent vote of the World Motor Sport Council.

The rules narrowly survived and Wednesday's F1 Commission is his 'plan B' according to Auto Motor und Sport, with the 80-year-old also not ruling out a legal challenge.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jean Todt , Bernie Ecclestone
Tags ecclestone, fia, todt