Force India insists McLaren tie-up legal

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Vijay Mallya insists Force India's technical partnership with McLaren is above board.

FIA press conference: Vijay Mallya Force India F1 Team Owner
FIA press conference: Vijay Mallya Force India F1 Team Owner

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At the F1 Commission in Geneva on Thursday, the thorny topic of the potential redefinition of a 'constructor' will be debated.

The 'customer car' proponents, reportedly headed by Ferrari and Bernie Ecclestone, are set to argue that teams are already breaching the existing definition, such as McLaren's commercial tie-up with Force India.

"Our relationship with McLaren has been built over a period of three years," boss Mallya, who buys the transmission and hydraulics for his F1 team from McLaren, is quoted by France's autohebdo.fr.

"If we had violated a rule of the Concorde Agreement, I can assure you that many people in the paddock would have complained long ago," he insisted.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Bernie Ecclestone
Teams Ferrari , McLaren , Force India
Tags force india, mallya, mclaren