Force India regains FOTA full membership
The Formula One Teams Association on Wednesday welcomed Force India, along with Williams, back into its full membership after its executive committee meeting in Monza on Wednesday.Updated: Sep 09, 2009, 23:05 IST
The Formula One Teams Association on Wednesday welcomed Force India, along with Williams, back into its full membership after its executive committee meeting in Monza on Wednesday.
The Executive Committee, chaired by Luca di Montezemolo, met in Monza after which FOTA re-affirmed that all teams competing in Formula One are able to join the association.
“FOTA therefore welcomes back into full membership both Williams and Force India. The Executive Committee also looks forward to welcoming the new entrants to join the association whilst they continue to prepare for next year’s championship,” the body said in a statement.
“The FOTA Executive Committee looks forward to working with the FIA and Commercial Rights Holder to promote a healthy, dynamic and sustainable sport. To this end, FOTA intends to now enter into open discussion with the Commercial Rights Holder with the wish to confirm arrangements beyond 2012,” it added.
Force India and Williams were thrown out of FOTA for committing for the next season, while other teams explored the possibility of forming a breakaway series following disputes over 2010 regulations.