FOTA Welcomes Back Williams, Force India

Following a meeting of the Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) Executive Committee yesterday, the members of the teams' alliance decided to allow Williams F1 and Force India to re-join the association.

The two teams have initially been kicked out of the organization due to their braking ranks with the FOTA during the political turmoil inside Formula One a few months ago. However, as all teams are required to become active when discussing the technical and sporting regulations of F1 for the years to come, the association decided to welcome those two teams back.

FOTA re-affirmed that all teams competing in Formula One are able to join the association. FOTA therefore welcomes back into full membership both Williams and Force India. The Executive Committee also looks forward to welcoming the new entrants to join the association whilst they continue to prepare for next year’s championship,” said the press release from FOTA, following their meeting at Monza yesterday.

The FOTA Executive Committee looks forward to working with the FIA and Commercial Rights Holder to promote a healthy, dynamic and sustainable sport. To this end, FOTA intends to now enter into open discussion with the Commercial Rights Holder with the wish to confirm arrangements beyond 2012,” added the statement.

In the same release, the FOTA also announced it will initiate a seminar on how to make the sport more attractive and spectacular for the fans.

Furthermore, FOTA will now arrange a seminar, open to representatives of the major stakeholders (including Media, Sponsors and Promoters), to discuss how working together we can develop the show creating a more attractive spectacle for the fans,” concluded the FOTA document.
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