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JUNE 12, 2009

An irritated FOTA

The Formula One Teams' Association has issued a statement regarding the FIA entry list, unerlining that the entries of BMW-Sauber, Brawn GP, Ferrari, McLaren, Red Bull Racing, Renault, Toro Rosso and Toyota are all based upon conditions that have still yet to be met.

"FOTA will continue to act constructively on resolving differences with the FIA," the statement said. "Regrettably FOTA is being forced to outline in detail our objections to the new arbitrary FIA proposals and we will release details of our concerns in the near future, which will constructively explain why the FIA's proposals are bad for the future of Formula 1, the jobs of those employed within the motor-racing industry and especially the millions of loyal fans who are dismayed and confused at the internal bickering within our sport."

FOTA reaffirmed the unity and strength of its members, but nonetheless welcomed the three new F1 entrants announced.

It said that it was going to continue to work with the FIA to find a suitable solution to the problems.