There’s no doubt that team unity is a fickle thing. It was in the 1980’s during the FISA-FOCA war and continued to be through the Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) age. Teams are interested in their own backyards and while FOTA was meant to gain a unified voice, ultimately Red Bull, Toro Rosso, Ferrari, Sauber and a MIA Martin Whitmarsh has placed the final nail in a coffin labeled Formula One Teams Association.
'I can confirm that FOTA has been disbanded, as a result of its members having re-evaluated their requirements in the face of a changing political and commercial landscape in Formula 1.' Said FOTA's secretary general, Oliver Weingarten.
For many, FOTA represented a rare...
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