Honda F1 website

JULY 29, 2009

Reaction from FOTA

FOTA has reacted to the announcement that BMW is pulling out of F1.

"The FOTA Teams have immediately consulted each other and are ready to assure all the necessary support to the Swiss-based team, whose membership in the association is confirmed, to continue its involvement in the F1 Sport. It is worth to mention that a professional work has already began within FOTA, aimed at increasing the involvement of the fans and at improving the F1 show.

"Among those initiatives, one that could be interesting is the introduction of a third car on the grid. FOTA will seek the opinions of all the most relevant stakeholders in order to exchange ideas and define proposals for the future of Formula One. FOTA Teams now wish to have the necessary certainty and stability within Formula One in order to focus on those fundamental priorities for the future."