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Williams not joining teams in European complaint

  • Published on 06 Nov 2015 09:03
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

Williams has indicated it has no intention of joining the complaint filed with the European Commission about the governance of formula one. Two independent teams, Force India and Sauber, have said their complaint is about the alleged unfairness of the rule-making strategy group, and the distribution of income among so-called 'privileged' and 'non-privileged' teams.

Enstone based Lotus hinted that it only declined to join the action because it is set to be taken over by Renault. "Would we have taken a different route if we weren't under potential new owners? Possibly we would have done," said CEO Matthew Carter.

Another independent team, meanwhile, is Williams, although the Grove based outfit has a permanent spot on the strategy group due to its long history and past titles. Father and daughter Sir Frank and Claire Williams decided not to join the European complaint. "Where I sit, Williams has always just abided by the rules, they are what they are, like a lot of things in formula one and we just go along with them," Claire said recently in Mexico.

And now she has told Sports Business Daily: "We have a contract with FOM to compete in formula one, and we know the regulations around that. We signed up to it and we agreed to it," Williams added. (GMM)

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