Williams & McLaren intend to proceed

Williams and McLaren intend to proceed with their arbitration plans in regard to the new rules introduced by the FIA. Replying to FIA president Max Mosley's letter of this week, in which he said the teams' claims were 'unfocused' and 'confused',...

Williams and McLaren intend to proceed with their arbitration plans in regard to the new rules introduced by the FIA. Replying to FIA president Max Mosley's letter of this week, in which he said the teams' claims were 'unfocused' and 'confused', Frank Williams and Ron Dennis confirmed their position.

The pair still believe the FIA to be in breach of the Concorde Agreement and reiterated their claim that some of the new rules would be detrimental to F1 safety. Banning two-way telemetry and limiting the time allowed to work on the cars between qualifying an race were two of the rules they objected to.

"In the event that the FIA does not confirm that they will seek the agreement of all Teams with respect to the recent changes to the Technical and Sporting Regulations that they intend to introduce by close of business today (26th February), we will commence Arbitration proceedings under the Concorde Agreement which will resolve these issues in a confidential and dignified manner," the letter from Dennis and Williams to Mosley read.

The team bosses concluded their letter by saying they were still willing to discuss things with the FIA. There has been no response as yet from the FIA in regard to the latest letter, although the sport's governing body initially was confident that its new rules would be upheld. Mosley dismissed the teams' intended arbitration as 'a storm in a teacup'.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Frank Williams
Teams McLaren , Williams