No threat to results says Dennis

McLaren boss Ron Dennis thinks there is no serious danger that the first three races could be annulled if McLaren and Williams win their arbitration case against the FIA. The two teams' initial claim was that the FIA put into practice rules they...

McLaren boss Ron Dennis thinks there is no serious danger that the first three races could be annulled if McLaren and Williams win their arbitration case against the FIA. The two teams' initial claim was that the FIA put into practice rules they did not consent to and the governing body was in breach of the Concorde Agreement.

It was recently suggested that a team could appeal the earlier results if the legal case was won, on the grounds that the races took place under rules that were not agreed on.

However, Dennis believes that is unlikely and the way discussions are going in regard to the situation, the arbitration may not go ahead anyway. "We fully acknowledged that we were going to be bound by the regulations that were in force when we raced, as did Williams," he said. "I don't think there is anybody that seriously feels that the outcome to the arbitration will have any impact on the first races."

"Having said that, I am very optimistic that it will all become immaterial as we move closer and closer to a very clear understanding of what the regulations will be through to 2007. If those regulations fit with what is best for Formula One then the arbitration will became obviously immaterial and fall away."

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Series Formula 1
Teams McLaren , Williams