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Old 6/29/05, 07:42 AM
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Well, after reading that, I might begin to believe that Max was the place to point the finger. I hate the attitude of superiority and inflexibility.
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Old 6/29/05, 08:00 AM
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Teams found guilty on US fiasco

Mosley chaired the meeting of the FIA World Council
The seven teams who did not start the US Grand Prix have been found guilty on two charges of bringing Formula One into disrepute and not guilty on three.
Renault, McLaren, Toyota, Williams, Red Bull, Sauber and BAR pulled out of the 19 June race after Michelin said it could not guarantee its tyres' safety.

The teams were found guilty of failing to ensure they had suitable tyres and wrongfully refusing to start the race.



FIA president Max Mosley said: "The World Motor Sport Council has decided to adjourn discussion of penalty to an extraordinary meeting, when it will be seen what steps have been taken to compensate the fans, and what steps have been taken by the Michelin teams to make sure nothing like this ever happens again."

The punishments will be decided on the 14th September

Michelin, which was not summoned to the hearing, will not face any penalty.


Seven teams pulled out at Indy, leaving only three to race
FIA president Max Mosley said: "There were five charges against the teams.

"The first of these were to be sure they were in possession of suitable tyres, and they were found guilty of that, but with strongly mitigating circumstances.

"They were accused of wrongfully refusing to start the race, found guilty of that.

"They were found not guilty of refusing to race subject to a speed limit, because there was no plan in place.

"They have also been found not guilty of conspiring to make a demonstration because they satisfied the World Council.

"They were found not guilty of failing to tell the stewards."

There was no reference to whether the hearing panel had assessed whether Mosley was right to prevent a plan to race following the insertion of a chicane.

There will be three races of the season left when the council convenes its meeting to discuss the penalties.

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Michelin's actions probably saved face for the FIA...wouldn't you say?
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Tony I gotta agree with you on this Max is a nutter and needs to go!

These teams should just quit and start thier own racing league
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Old 6/30/05, 12:43 AM
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I highlighted it as a good thing........

This is turning into a witch hunt. Let's face it, Mosely is one of the main culprits in this situation, and also the chair of the disciplinary committee, he was never likely to admit it was his fault, not when there are seven teams to make scapegoats out of.
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Originally posted by jgsmuzzy@June 30, 2005, 12:46 AM
I highlighted it as a good thing........

This is turning into a witch hunt. Let's face it, Mosely is one of the main culprits in this situation, and also the chair of the disciplinary committee, he was never likely to admit it was his fault, not when there are seven teams to make scapegoats out of.
Exactly...Michelin's offer of refunds was the honorable thing to do. The FIA wants to penalize teams. Penalizing the teams paints a negative perception, while Michelin trying to make it right for the fans makes what was a bad situation much better.

Max is goofy.
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