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Teams worried about 2012 F1 calendar

Sept.27 – 2012 F1 calendar might still be modify following it come out several teams have spoken unease over the number of flyaway races outdoor Europe and the USA with particular concern over the excited travel needed over back-to-back weekends.

Autosport reports, the Formula One Teams’ Association (FOTA) has written to both F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone and FIA President Jean Todt in the belief the calendar was drawn up lacking the Concorde Agreement procedure having been followed.

FOTA vice-chairman Eric Boullier (Renault Principal) confirmed that the teams have several question over the ‘flyaways’.

20 race scheduled for 2012 season, The second-half season from September 23 to November 25 consists of visits to Singapore, Japan, Korea, India, Abu Dhabi, the US and Brazil. There is a process for the validation of the calendar, especially with more flyaways, and we will be involved in this because there is a cost issue,” Boullier explained to Autosport. “There are different proposals at the moment, but it is not so easy to move one date.”

Ecclestone rejected the teams’ concerns, saying. “They don’t have to go if they don’t want to,” he added. When questioned about claims that they didn’t follow the right procedure, the 80-year-old replied: “Then they should go to the police. They are lucky we have got races. Otherwise they would all go out of business.”


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