Bernie keen to scupper 2013 engine rules
19 June, 2011
Jun.19 (GMM) Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has organised a meeting of the F1 Commission in an attempt to formally scuttle the proposed engine rules for 2013.
That is the claim of the German magazine Auto Motor und Sport, revealing that the meeting will take place this coming Wednesday.
The report said F1 chief executive Ecclestone, a staunch critic of the proposed smaller engine rules, believes FIA president Jean Todt improperly introduced the four-cylinder turbos by bypassing the official bodies including the F1 Commission.
Despite Renault’s apparent threat to quit F1 over the controversy, Ecclestone is understood to have attempted to overturn the rules with a recent vote of the World Motor Sport Council in Barcelona.
The rules narrowly survived and Wednesday’s F1 Commission is his ‘plan B’ according to Auto Motor und Sport, with the Ecclestone also not ruling out a legal challenge.