Manufacturers to Give FIA Proposed Rules

The teams and manufacturers working on a breakaway series from Formula One are set to hand over their proposed regulations to the FIA at Hockenheim this weekend, Autosport-Atlas can reveal

Manufacturers to Give FIA Proposed Rules

Following months of behind-the-scenes discussions in a series of working groups, sources have revealed that the final touches are set to be put to the plans for the new series, due to begin at the start of 2008, at this weekend's German Grand Prix.

A meeting has been scheduled to reach a final agreement between the teams and manufacturers about the proposals for the breakaway series, and providing that the parties involved back what has been formulated, then a document could be handed over to the FIA immediately.

The FIA has appeared to make several concessions to the manufacturers in recent weeks with its own Formula One regulations for 2008, and there is a belief that what will be proposed by the teams and carmakers is not very dissimilar to what the FIA has put forward.

This makes it all the more likely that a compromise solution will eventually be found that pleases both the FIA and the teams in terms of regulations - with the major hurdle then being the commercial situation surrounding Bernie Ecclestone.

FIA president Max Mosley said at the British Grand Prix earlier this month that he was confident the breakaway would not happen - and that a compromise solution was the most likely outcome.

"If they (the manufacturers) confront the reality of doing it, it just won't happen," he said. "It is all a game. It is posturing. It's wrong of me to say that because it winds the team bosses up and makes them more puffed up, but the fact is these companies will not do that because financially it is only viable at the moment with one championship.

"We do need a compromise. One by one we will get to sensible agreed positions."

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