French Court Rejects N.Technology Action Against the FIA
"The Tribunal de Grande Instance in Paris has upheld the FIA's selection procedure for new teams in the 2010 FIA Formula 1 World Championship and rejected a legal action filed by UK company MSC, one of the unsuccessful candidates," says FIA in an official statement.
"The court rejected all points raised by MSC and ordered the company to pay the FIA's legal costs. MSC was one of 15 new organizations to submit an application to compete in the championship in 2010."
The main objection raised by the British team was that the FIA gave precedence to teams which were willing to partner with engine manufacturer Cosworth. MSC and N.Technology based their allegations on the partnership between the FIA and Cosworth, who is conditioned by at least five teams using British-sourced engines.
Be it as it may, there will be no N.Technology in next year's GPs. FIA did not gloat when hearing about MSC's case dismissal and limited itself at arguing that the selection process for the 2010 season was fair.
"The FIA's selection procedure involved a thorough due diligence process on all applications with the assistance of financial auditors Deloitte & Touche and other technical experts," the FIA concludes.