FIA hits out after Ferrari court bid

F1's governing body on Wednesday criticised Ferrari for mounting a failed attempt to obstruct the 2010 regulations. Earlier, a Paris high court judge rejected the Italian team's application for an injunction, ruling that "there is no imminent ...

F1's governing body on Wednesday criticised Ferrari for mounting a failed attempt to obstruct the 2010 regulations.

Earlier, a Paris high court judge rejected the Italian team's application for an injunction, ruling that "there is no imminent damage that needs to be prevented, or clearly unlawful behaviour that needs to be stopped".

As already reported, one element of Ferrari's case was the argument that the biggest teams would need to downsize their budgets from a phenomenal "400 to 500 million euros" per year.

In a statement, the team then ridiculed the names of more modest private outfits that are hoping to boost grid numbers with budget-capped teams next year.

"No competitor should place their interests above those of the sport in which they compete," the FIA declared.

"The FIA, the teams and our commercial partners will now continue to work to ensure the wellbeing of Formula One in 2010 and beyond," the governing body added.

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