In answer to the modified dates, Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) representing all teams except Hispania emailed a letter to the FIA, F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone plus the Sakhir International Circuit, insisting that the event should not return this year. FIA President Jean Todt has now acknowledged this request by stating that the calendar could again be changed by FOM in order to meet the teams’ demands.
‘The FIA always has at heart the smooth running of the Championship and the interests of the teams, and is always prepared to address any issues, however difficult, in a constructive manner,’ reads the letter from Todt to FOTA heads Martin Whitmarsh and Eric Boullier. I have listened to your last-minute proposals objections and have asked the Commercial Rights Holder to re-examine his calendar proposal, and if necessary, to resubmit a revised proposal to the World Council.
‘I hope that a satisfactory solution for everybody can be promptly reached, in the interest of the sport and all the stakeholders.’
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