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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mosley and Fota will meet on 15 May in London

FIA spokesman confirmed that Max Mosley has agreed to met the FOTA on 15 May in London.

The meeting will take place in the midst of the turbulent political climate of recent days, with the major teams - including Ferrari - that threaten to leave F1 because of budget caps.
Friday's talks look set to be crucial for the future of the sport.

Many observers have saw the announcement of Ferrari as not very sincere, but the move of Maranello team was also supported by CONI. Youth Petrucci, the head of the Italian Olympic Committee said: "We are on the side of Ferrari and their manager."

According to the Italian press the threat is serious and the Gazzetta dello Sport believes that the prospects of taking part in a category "alternative" is becoming more alive. The publication has mentioned the possibility that Ferrari measure his strength with the Audi and Peugeot at Le Mans, while the Corriere della Sera thinks that Ferari may participate in the American Le Mans Series.

Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone is to join a meeting between FIA president Max Mosley and teams in London to discuss the row about a two-tier category next year.

Enzo Ferrari's son Piero Ferrari told The Guardian: "I strongly believe that if you look at the past of Ferrari, today's image is born from victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and sports and GT racing. We cannot forget our beginnings, and the passion of my father is still in the company. But we want racing with clear rules and starting from the same point."

When asked about his father's threat to quit F1 in 1986 and switch to an assault on the Indianapolis 500, Ferrari added: "He wasn't bluffing. He was serious. And so are we."