Ultimatum for FIA?


GMM reports that bernie Ecclestone has released another letter to the FIA clubs clarifying some media reports about a breakaway series.Die Welt is quoted as a source suggesting that Mr. Ecclestone has give the FIA a deadline of June 16th.  Cunning to use the post vote position and tenuous Presidency to place heat on the FIA to get an agreement signed.  Can’t say as I blame him.  The FIA has lost serious credibility and Mr. E should take advantage of that on behalf of FOM and the Teams.

Formula One’s paper war resumed on Thursday, with Bernie Ecclestone writing a letter to national FIA clubs.

The letter is in response to what Ecclestone describes as ‘confusing’ media reports of a possible breakaway series.

The F1 Chief Executive insists that F1 teams simply want a new Concorde Agreement – a tripartite contract binding together the teams, the commercial rights holder and the FIA.

Until now, FIA President Max Mosley has been unwilling to sign a new agreement on Ecclestone and the teams’ terms.

the German newspaper Die Welt claims that, behind the scenes, Ecclestone and the teams have issued to the FIA a June 16th ultimatum on their latest request for clarity on the thorny Concorde Agreement issue.

Source: GMM
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Remember that Bernie has a lot to lose if things don’t go his way. His Swiss banking associates may not be as friendly if the cash flow is cut off from his accounts.


A classic Bernie tactic is no doubt in operation, saying one thing and in private something totally different.


Red Herring…. Mr E and Max are not fighting. It’s an act to get Bernie what he wants. There will not be a break away but then Bernie’s mind tricks would work unless the world THINKS there will be a break away.

And what was that about women’s evil mind control on the forum?


So what would it really mean if Bernie lead a breakaway from the FIA? 1. They would need a new Officiant (Charlie Whiting’s Areas) for their races and so would the race tracks since they are all certified by the FIA. 2. Would they create this new motorsports official body? Well let’s look at an example closer to home, Tony George created the IRL as a new official (USAC helped the first few years) . 3. I am sure there were strategic plans written a few years back when the major manufactures were threatening their own breakaway series, do you… Read more »