Crucial FOTA meeting called off in Abu Dhabi

By on Friday, November 11, 2011

Martin Whitmarsh. Photo credit: Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

Formula one bosses have called off a crucial meeting in the paddock of the Abu Dhabi grand prix.

Ahead of the tricky Concorde Agreement negotiations, and amid the unknown future of the cost-cutting agreement and the entire FOTA alliance, the bosses had planned to get together at the Yas Marina venue.

"The crucial meeting was cancelled at the last minute and moved to Brazil," reported Auto Motor und Sport.

The German report said the decision was made by FOTA chairman Martin Whitmarsh because Red Bull, suspected by some rivals of breaching the existing resource restriction agreement, made a last-minute proposal for the next cost-limiting deal.

"One has to wonder whether Red Bull filed its proposal very late so as to cause the postponement," the article reads.

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