Eyes turn to WMSC for crisis solution

The eyes of the Formula One world on Wednesday will fall on the World Motor Sport Council, amid hopes the FIA body will move to settle the sport's political crisis. Observers believe FOTA-affiliated figures at the meeting, particularly Ferrari's...

The eyes of the Formula One world on Wednesday will fall on the World Motor Sport Council, amid hopes the FIA body will move to settle the sport's political crisis.

Observers believe FOTA-affiliated figures at the meeting, particularly Ferrari's Luca di Montezemolo, will apply pressure on the federation's other members to overrule - or even expel - president Max Mosley.

FOTA figureheads, however, including Flavio Briatore, insist that time has run out for a solution within Formula One and that all efforts are now focused on a breakaway series.

"I don't think the World Council will change anything," said the Renault boss.

Meanwhile, a source among the teams alliance insisted to the Daily Mail: "If we hang about waiting for negotiation, we will run out of road."

Mosley wrote to the more than 200 members of the FIA this week and insisted that he will not be pushed out of his role, despite his earlier promise to step down in October before turning 70.

Another source told The Times newspaper: "The teams want him out now."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Luca di Montezemolo , Flavio Briatore
Teams Ferrari