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Personally I doubt FIA would dare fine them in the circumstances. I actually think they may have been secretly grateful that they were not there, which would only have caused further media interest regarding the situation which in turn would have deterred the attention from the true purpose of the evening.

There are similarities between the current situation and that which occurred back in Bernie's days which resulted in the formation of FOCA and the Concorde Agreements. I would not be surprised to see a rival international motorsport body formed to run motorsport (independantly from FIA) as it used to be, for the benefit of competitors and supporters alike with no influence from the media. That would require a significant driving force from some interested parties, any suggestions? :-D

There is a clear precedent in many other sports which have different governing bodies with different ideals, boxing, darts, cricket, football to name but a few!! :-D
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Well the deed is done and Mohammed Ben Sulayem is the new man at the helm!! Interesting to see where we go from here:

https://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12040 ... motorsport
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Time will tell. We are definitely well into new territory now. Why do I have such a large sense of foreboding? Glad to see that some of the bad old days won't be perpetuated. Will have to wait to see what the new circus brings to town. You never know, I might be pleasantly shocked.
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Just watched this Steve Nichols "history" - it is over 2 1/2 hours long, so not for the uninteresrested or anyone who wants instant answers. Absolutely fascinated by it and I am going back to watch it again despite spending 3 1/2 hours on it the first time rewinding some bits in case I hadn't heard it right! I reckon it won't be to everyone's taste or bent but Steve Nicols has opened my eyes to things in F1 I only suspected and a few things I didn't

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Dormouse wrote:
26 Dec 2021, 21:15
Just watched this Steve Nichols "history" - it is over 2 1/2 hours long.........
Ta for that, currently downloading it for later viewing :-)
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bobins wrote:
26 Dec 2021, 22:17
Dormouse wrote:
26 Dec 2021, 21:15
Just watched this Steve Nichols "history" - it is over 2 1/2 hours long.........
Ta for that, currently downloading it for later viewing :-)
Likewise, I'll have a look at that tomorrow! Cheers Dormouse :)
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Without giving much away, the Haynes manual referred to was first published in 2018 to celebrate 30 years.
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Been doing some Gordon Murray researching and came up with this.
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I have to thank FCF for introducing me to to things like Tally Ho, Ivan Dutton and Allen Millyard so I would like to introduce you to Ed.

https://www.instagram.com/morr_ed/?hl=en

Ed's background story here is that he used to mine gold and 40 years ago he had to to abandon his Suzuki LJ10 in the mountains after a landslide blocked the trail to his claim. Fast forward to today and the Golden Nugget, as it is now called, has been recovered and is now undergoing a rebuild to make it usable for Ed once more. It is covered by 3 YouTube channels - Fab Rats, Matt's Offroad Recovery and Bleepin Jeep. It is American, which will put some people off right away, but, to entice you to persevere, Matt turned the Suzuki into a submarine, Colt lifted the LJ10 with 3 fingers and Paul worked on despite his father's death and the pain in his face was obvious to see. Search for the Golden Nugget.
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I see the can kicking has started in the new FIA F1 regime. A set of proposals are being considered to deal with the fall out from last seasons F1 debacles. Meetings will be called at some non specified times and dates and the official reports will be delivered to the World Motor Sport Council on the 18th of March. Why is that date important? Well, that is the date of the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend. Don't hold your breath!
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There is a fairly comprehensive article on the FIA report to be found on Sky's website. All I can say is you won't learn much you didn't already know and it's hardly worth reading!! 😟 here is the link: https://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433 ... ontroversy