Mercedes to Meet the May 29 Deadline
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As it appears in several media reports in Germany, Mercedes will likely become the first (an maybe only) manufacturer to meet the May 29 deadline imposed by the FIA for the 2010 entry list. Although Motorsport Director Norbert Haug admitted Merc is still waiting for a solution in the latest teams vs FIA war, he also revealed it is “possible” for McLaren to submit their 2010 application by the 29th of this month.
“We still have questions about the regulations and the Concorde agreement. Those questions must be answered before we enrol,” said Haug on Tuesday, while revealing Mercedes' plans to meet the deadline.
FIA president Max Mosley recently warned the teams that will continue with the “breakaway” threats that they will face several financial penalties from the FIA in case they will not submit their application until the aforementioned deadline. In addition, he said the teams will only be welcomed for 2010 if any more spots will be available, within the 26 cars decided upon for next year.
Both the FIA and the contesting teams are now waiting on the verdict from the French court regarding Ferrari's injunction on the 2010 regulations. The Italian manufacturer proceeded to legal action against the international body, as they argued the FIA – having set new rules for 2010 without prior consultation with the teams – have broken the agreement signed with the Scuderia back in 2005.
As announced by a clerk within the French Court, the verdict on that injunction will be made public on Wednesday.
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