F1 crisis still 'very critical' - Theissen

Jun.4 (GMM) Mario Theissen on Thursday insisted the political situation in the sport is still "very critical". FIA president Max Mosley is engaged in an intense standoff with nine of the current teams, but after meetings two weeks ago many...

Jun.4 (GMM) Mario Theissen on Thursday insisted the political situation in the sport is still "very critical".

FIA president Max Mosley is engaged in an intense standoff with nine of the current teams, but after meetings two weeks ago many players departed Monaco admitting optimism.

But BMW motor sport director Theissen, whose Hinwil based outfit is not yet unconditionally signed up for 2010, said in Istanbul that nothing significant has developed since Monaco.

The situation is likely to escalate further on June 12, when presumably the FIA publishes a 2010 entry list that does not feature the FOTA teams.

"After the last meetings in Monaco I was the most cautious. Nearly everyone was saying only very positive things," the German is quoted as saying by the SID news agency.

"But my point of view was different, and I continue to stand by that," Theissen added.

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