FIA to Support Potential Breakaway Series

FIA President Max Mosley once again proved it's nothing personal between him and the threatening F1 manufacturers and that he only wants to do whatever he considers will benefit the sport in the long run. Having said that, he insisted that, should the withdrawing car makers decide to found their own series, the ruling body would be more than pleased to assist it.

Mosley made it very clear that he only wants to cut down costs inside the sport. The consequences of “big shot” F1 manufacturers wanting to form a series in which they'll choose to spend as much as they please doesn't fit in his agenda, therefore he has no problem with a rival series to F1.

Absolutely. We would have to do that, and we would do that. And if they did a breakaway, they could write their own rules and we would check them over for safety. And that would be it,” said Mosley in an interview with British magazine AUTOSPORT, referring to such a possibility in the near future.

However, he did mention that the new series might encounter several problems in terms of promotion, with some of the surprises coming from F1's very boss Bernie Ecclestone.

Then, they would go off and negotiate with promoters and television companies, who would no doubt charge them a great deal of money as they would be there for marketing purposes. And rumor has it, when they went to negotiate with the promoters they would find Bernie on the other side of the table! I don't know if there is anything in that, but it is just a suggestion...” added the 68-year old Englishman.

Mosley also said he expects at least three teams not to make the May 29 headline – entry list for 2010 – risking an additional penalty (financial) or even exclusion from the sport.
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