The Weekly Grapevine

The Weekly Grapevine

Your weekly dose of rumours, speculations and analysis

With judgement in the Ferrari vs Federation Internationale de L’Automobile matter set down for pleading before no less than three judges in Paris’s Tribunal de Grande Instance (France’s equivalent of the High Court) due at 14 00 CET on Wednesday, speculation on the outcome would be nothing short of premature, made all the more so as the exact grounds for Ferrari’s case are not (yet) in the public domain.

Ferrari obviously believes it has a case, but is it founded on (the recently amended) Appendix 5 of the FIA's Sporting Regulations, on its alleged veto or the fact that the Formula One Commission has effectively been disbanded through non-convention despite no Concorde Agreement - which bound Formula 1's various players together between 1981 and 2007 - being in place and agreed by the FIA, FOM and all teams?

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