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Guest host Mike Joy and Bob Varsha discuss the F1 drama and the FOTA spilt.
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These are the teams of the new Formula One teams association and as you can see this list includes most all of the power houses. Of the sport. Thought -- joins me how America's voice a Formula One and former practicing attorney I think that makes you were eminently qualified to discuss all the press releases and legal briefs that have been flying around. And wheels to come. Is has a line drawn in the sand or is much of this posturing. To try to bring Formula One as it stands. To a new level posturing and Formula One my thought -- happens. I think that's exactly what it is there's been several lines drawn in the sand to this point and has always happens when the -- steps across the line to draw another line in the sand. And that's what's been going on we expected the finalist from the FAA of the 30 teams. But that was postponed originally because Max Mosley said he wanted to sue everybody on the planet now because. He wants to discuss things a little bit more -- where are the race promoters. Weighing in on this well that's a good point Mike and I and I think the powers -- beginning to see that the race promoters want the teams that you just listed. They are especially the magic name of Ferrari cannot reach a new agreement with the half RI AA. Which side needs to -- are the team's other really prepared to take on the monumental task of running a series. Or is it the FIA who's who's who's going to have to backup well we can only take him at their word in this -- -- the first time this -- gone on as you know few years ago there was an organization formed called the Grand Prix manufacturers association. They went so far as to open an office hired executive director open lines of communication with race promoters and tracks around the world. Ultimately the FIA has the media has the death penalty -- you were both sides of the pond how many people. He and -- in the management of Formula One at the team more than sanctioning level. Really have a good understanding of what happened here with Indy cars and with cart. Well you have to assume that they know I mean these are -- sports fans they have to have seen. That the president is absolutely grim when you try to run parallel championships. And that example keeps being brought up in the press. I think they realize that it just does not work that you can't have too. Preeminent open wheel championships and and that more than anything you would think would drive them. To work out the difficulties Hart what's the next step well there's a meeting of the World Motor Sport Council the FIA in Paris on Wednesday. And my sources are telling me that is going to be critical the -- teams are waiting to see what happens there whether it's. Something's going to change with regard to Max Mosley or some other bombshell will be dropped. Now they at least know enough to wait and see what happens on Wednesday and we'll go forward from there -- will await further word lawyers -- power and money. That's what it all comes down it's up had an X had a contract that will we'll see you next in Germany the German Grand Prix coming. Practice and qualifying right here on speed Friday and Saturday July 10 and eleventh. Sunday July 12 the race is on fox and 3 PM eastern time and you're not get together moderate for the historic next month before that speak to my.