Don't leave rules to us, pleads Jordan

Writing in this week's AUTOSPORT magazine, Eddie Jordan has pleaded with Formula 1's bosses not to leave the future direction of grand prix racing to the men who run the teams

Don't leave rules to us, pleads Jordan

At last weekend's Japanese Grand Prix, motorsport chief Max Mosley said that it was not just up to governing body the FIA to propose rule changes. He said it was also the responsibility of the teams to find solutions to F1's competitive crisis.

But Jordan wrote in Thursday's issue of AUTOSPORT: "I implore both Max and Bernie [Ecclestone] not to leave it in the hands of the teams. The teams by nature will only think about themselves.

"We are a very selfish bunch of individuals, probably rightly so, and we can only see our position and what's right for our team. In fact, some will say Jordan is only saying this because it isn't competitive enough and this will give us an edge.

"Well, that's nonsense. Even if I wasn't competing, I'd argue that F1, which is the sport I gave everything up for in life, has to be protected. And at the moment, it's under severe pressure."

As AUTOSPORT reports in Top Story this week, Mosley believes the F1 teams must accept radical change if some want to avoid going out of business. The FIA's nine-point proposal plan will be discussed by the F1 Commission at the end of this month.

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