Why Geneva meeting matters for F1
This week's Formula One Commission meeting was supposed to centre around requested name changes for three of the teams. However, as Dieter Rencken explains, it could have a number of much further-reaching implications
On Thursday, November 3 the Formula 1 Commission will meet in Geneva after Bernie Ecclestone called for a special sitting of the 26-strong body. The meeting was called in writing by Ecclestone during the Japanese Grand Prix weekend – giving the 14 days' notice demanded by Schedule 9 of the Concorde Agreement – with the primary reason given as being the name changes requested by Team Lotus and Lotus Renault GP.
However, according to sources, Ecclestone requested that additional items be added to the agenda, and it seems that F1 has heeded his call, for the final agenda includes no fewer than nine items, ranging from the approval of the 2012/13 regulations, through to said team name changes (with Virgin now wishing to eradicate all references to Richard Branson's group and become Marussia) and calendar matters.
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