STR wants Bernie to solve car sharing row

Sat, 14 April 2007, 11:42

Toro Rosso boss Franz Tost said in Bahrain that he hoped Bernie Ecclestone could help resolve the lingering ‘car sharing’ saga.

The Faenza based team, along with Super Aguri, is locked in a conflict with Spyker, who have lodged official protests and launched arbitration proceedings against its rivals’ alleged use of illegal cars.

Before the F1 circus travelled to the Persian Gulf for this weekend’s race, we reported that F1 supremo Ecclestone would propose increasing income for all teams in a move to appease the worsening crisis.

STR principal Tost said on Friday that he hoped a solution like that could be found, but he admitted that some teams like Williams are not keen on expanding the promised revenue from TV to every outfit.

He explained: “As far as I know, (Spyker boss Colin) Kolles is concerned about the money. In my opinion twelve teams should get the money, not only ten.

“If Bernie comes here with a solution like that then we think that is correct. We hope he can achieve it but in formula one you never know.”

It is not certain when Ecclestone plans to meet with the team principals at Sakhir this weekend, but we can confirm that the meeting did not take place on Friday.

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