Mosley Sees 'Peaceful' F1 Future

FIA president Max Mosley said on Saturday that he sees a "peaceful" future for the sport after continuing discussions with the teams over the regulations for the coming years in China this weekend

Mosley Sees 'Peaceful' F1 Future

Mosley was due to hold a press conference at the Shanghai circuit on Saturday morning but chose to cancel it to avoid disrupting the ongoing talks.

And when asked if things were going in the right direction Mosley said: "From our point of view very much so, I don't see difficulties in the future, I think it is all going to end up quite peaceful.

"As far as 2008 is concerned there is a lot of progress being made and there are a lot of discussions going on and there has been a lot of movement.

"It has got to the situation now where I didn't really want to prejudice any of those discussions by talking about what is going on in public. Sometimes it is better to let the thing reach its natural conclusion and not take a decision that might make it more difficult."

Mosley has been in dispute with the teams over the future of the sport for some time and sent out a controversial draft of his proposals for the 2006 regulations at the last race in Brazil.

Those included changes to qualifying as well as the re-introduction of tyre changes, the scrapping of third cars and plans to limit the number of people working on the car during pit stops.

The Formula One Commission will meet on October 24 to decide on the proposals and Mosley said: "At the moment I think there are even more proposals than there are teams so I have no idea what is going to come out of that, I just hope it is not too complicated."

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