Teams asked to 'adopt' new entrant - Williams

One solution to the F1 crisis may be for established teams to 'adopt' a new entrant, Sir Frank Williams has confirmed. It was rumoured in the Istanbul paddock last weekend that, to satisfy Max Mosley's desire for small new teams, some of the ...

One solution to the F1 crisis may be for established teams to 'adopt' a new entrant, Sir Frank Williams has confirmed.

It was rumoured in the Istanbul paddock last weekend that, to satisfy Max Mosley's desire for small new teams, some of the current teams could agree to invite a newcomer onto their site and then share staff and expertise.

It is believed that the FIA president was pushing for the concept to complement the budget cap, but if enough teams agree, it may be a good solution to the FOTA standoff.

"We are looking closely at doing that with a young team with enough money, we hope, to do a serious job for a couple of years," Williams, no longer part of the FOTA team alliance and signed up for the 2010 world championship, said.

The 67-year-old veteran said he would normally recoil at the concept of helping a competitor, "but it's a question of having enough good teams in case some of the others disappear".

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