Mosley: "Ferrari Have Not Been Loyal to the FIA"

FIA president Max Mosley accused Ferrari of not being loyal to the governing body, following the private agreement signed by the two parties (the FIA on one side and the Maranello team on the other) four years ago.

Following the London meeting between the FIA and the Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) on Friday, the Scuderia issued an application for an injunction against the 2010 rules to the French court.

According to the 2005 agreement between the FIA and Ferrari – signed as a result of the famous breakaway threats of F1 manufacturers – the Italian squad was to benefit from “more commercial income, stable rules, and special 'veto' power regarding major upheavals”, as reported by GMM news agency.

Considering the enormous changes brought by the FIA to the 2010 regulations, Ferrari decided to commence the aforementioned legal action. Mosley, however, insisted he doesn't feel threatened in any was by the injunction application, as Ferrari have themselves broken their part of the agreement when forming the FOTA last year.

The team's body, formed to represent and defend the teams' rights ahead of the FIA, is led by Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo. According to Mosley, the fact that di Montezemolo dared to push for the formation of FOTA is regarded as a lack of loyalty (although we're not really sure why, as it only stands in the way of FIA's monopoly over the sport).

They were in a position where they had whatever they had under the old 1998 Concorde agreement in return for being loyal. Essentially, they walked away by forming FOTA. They were always supposed to be loyal to the FIA, work with us and cooperate,” argued Mosley.
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