NEW FORMULA VS FORMULA 1

Bernie Ecclestone:
"I have given 35 years of my life and more to Formula 1. My marriage broke up because of Formula 1, so I am sure as hell not going to let things disintegrate over what is, in the end, basically nothing. If you analyse the problems, there aren't any that can't be easily solved."

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Flavio Briatore:
"We have tried to compromise, we have opened the door, we have tried everything. We have had the door closed in our face. The agreement has not been done by FOTA; it has been done by the manufacturers. All the ACEA people. Maybe the people aren't doing business, like somebody said, but the ACEA people are very firm, and this is their position, as simple as that."

FOTA is expected to get together on Thursday, the day after the FIA's World Motor Sport Council meets - and when potentially news about whether or not Max Mosley will stand for re-election in October could be made public.