Honda F1 website

JUNE 19, 2009

The FIA goes legal

The FIA has issued the following statement:

"The FIA's lawyers have now examined the FOTA threat to begin a breakaway series. The actions of FOTA as a whole, and Ferrari in particular, amount to serious violations of law including wilful interference with contractual relations, direct breaches of Ferrari's legal obligations and a grave violation of competition law. The FIA will be issuing legal proceedings without delay."

"Preparations for the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship continue but publication of the final 2010 entry list will be put on hold while the FIA asserts its legal rights."

Competition authorities are already going to be interested in all of this as there are questions over whether the FIA was within the law to have a veto agreement with Ferrari.

The situation goes from bad to worse.