FIA considering Arrows explanation

The FIA is currently studying a written communication from the Arrows F1 team, which it asked for last week, in order to determine any action that may be taken. The sport's governing body requested an explanation from the team after Arrows failed...

The FIA is currently studying a written communication from the Arrows F1 team, which it asked for last week, in order to determine any action that may be taken. The sport's governing body requested an explanation from the team after Arrows failed to take part in the Belgian Grand Prix and previously the French and Hungarian races.

Arrows boss Tom Walkinshaw is claiming 'force majeure', that circumstances are outside of his control, and he has been told to not race his cars by legal advisors. An announcement last week said that Heads of Agreement had been signed in a deal with an American investor but as yet there has been no further news on the situation.

A statement from the FIA read: "As has been widely reported the FIA requested a written explanation from the Orange Arrows team regarding some of its recent actions in the FIA Formula One World Championship. The FIA has received a communication from Arrows which it is now studying. Any further comment would be inappropriate at this stage."

It is not known what action the FIA may take, penalties could range from a fine to expulsion from the Championship if the team is found to be trading while insolvent. A spokesman for Arrows said: "We have responded to the FIA and we are now waiting to see what happens."

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Drivers Tom Walkinshaw