Ferrari threatens to quit F1 over standard engine 

Written by David on October 28th, 2008 at 12:17 pmLast Update: October 28th, 2008 at 12:25 pm

Scuderia FerrariThe plans to introduce a standard engine in Formula One starting from 2010 season,  ‘would detract from the entire raison d’etre of a sport based principally on competition and technological development‘. Scuderia Ferrari’s Board of Directors has criticised the FIA new plans: “Ferrari has been involved continuously since 1950. The Board of Directors expressed the opinion that should these key elements be diminished, it would have to re-evaluate, with its partners the viability of continuing its presence in the sport“, said a statement issued by the Maranello based team on Monday.

The Ferrari Board of Directors met on Monday under the chairmanship of Luca Cordero di Montezemolo and analysed the new F1 regulations that the FIA is pushing to introduce and announced: “Whilst reiterating its wholehearted commitment to a substantial and needed reduction in costs in Formula One, starting with propulsion, the Ferrari Board of Directors expressed strong concerns regarding plans to standardise engines“.

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