A rumor rated as 'speculation' is one that has no supporting information
A rumor rated as 'strong' is one where we received information from more than one source.
A rumor rated as 'fact' is one that has proven to be true
A rumor rated as 'false' is one that has proven to be false based on new information
These rumors are just that, RUMORS, and are not to be taken as 'fact'
unless so noted. Please visit our Hot News page for news. If you have a rumor, or can supply
more information about one listed here,
e-mail us with as
much supporting information as possible and we may post it. User Agreement and Disclaimer.
Newer rumors supersede older ones of the same topic. Go to our
discuss any rumor.
Bernie Ecclestone (R) talks to Ferrari driver Felipe Massa
(GMM) If the F1 teams and Bernie Ecclestone want to do a deal with Pirelli, the FIA will have to go along with it.
That is the claim of an unnamed team boss, amid rumors the president of F1's governing body Jean Todt is pushing for Michelin to re-enter the sport as the new tire supplier.
It is believed commercial contracts with F1 chief executive Ecclestone have now been signed by Pirelli, while the teams group FOTA has signed a letter of intent to be supplied by the Milan based company from 2011.
The final hurdle is said to be the consent of the World Motor Sport Council next week.
But the unnamed boss told France's Auto Hebdo magazine: "The FIA manages the regulations, but it is not possible to impose on teams something they don't want.
"Certainly, (the FIA) can boycott a decision of FOTA, but I think Ecclestone has enough power."
Copyright 1999-2014 | AutoRacing1 is an
independent internet online publication and is not affiliated with, sponsored by, or endorsed
by IndyCar, NASCAR, FIA, Sprint, or any other series sponsor.
This material may not be published, broadcast, or redistributed without