Unless you’ve had your head in the clouds over the last few days you would have not failed to notice the ultimatum dished out by Ferrari to the sports governing body, the FIA.
The statement read – “The Board of Directors examined developments related to recent decisions taken by the FIA during an extraordinary meeting of the World Motor Sport Council on 29 April 2009. Although this meeting was originally called only to examine a disciplinary matter, the decisions taken mean that, for the first time ever in Formula One, the 2010 season will see the introduction of two different sets of regulations based on arbitrary technical rules and economic parameters.
“The Board considers that if this is the regulatory framework for Formula One in the future, then the reasons underlying Ferrari’s uninterrupted participation in the World Championship over the last 60 years – the only constructor to have taken part ever since its inception in 1950 – would come to a close.”
However, would the end of Ferrari in F1 be so bad? For one it would mean no more comedy moments from the likes of Massa ever again.
For that alone we urge the FIA to go gentle.