The chances of a compromise deal being reached to head off the threat of a Formula 1 breakaway series will become clear in Paris tomorrow, when Max Mosley comes face-to-face with Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo at a hearing of the FIA's World Motor Sport Council.

With the teams adamant that the ball is now in the FIA's court to react to the plans of the Formula One Teams' Association (FOTA) to set up its own series. Stance adopted by both FOTA chairman di Montezemolo and Mosley in Wednesday's meeting will define where the sport goes from here.