Without waxing poetic about the events this past weekend; here are the allegations/charges the FIA has leveled against the teams. In light of these; is it fair to say that the FIA feels sole responsibility lies within the teams? What mea culpa should the FIA offer for their hand in the events if any? Is the FOM any benefit to seeking harmony in this situation?
– failing to ensure they had a supply of suitable tyres for the race
– wrongfully refusing to allow their cars to start the race
– wrongfully refusing to allow their cars to race subject to a speed restriction in one corner which was safe for such tyres as were available
– combining with other teams to make a demonstration damaging to the image of Formula One by pulling into the pits immediately before the start of the race
The FIA is also bringing charges against the teams for failing to notify stewards of their intention not to race, apparently in breach of Article 131 of the Formula One sporting regulations.