Bernie Ecclestone on Sunday agreed with Max Mosley that the FIA's 30 million (British pounds) budget cap is not a closed book.

Bernie Ecclestone on Sunday agreed with Max Mosley that the FIA's 30 million (British pounds) budget cap is not a closed book.

Although the governing body last week introduced the measure as a concrete 2010 regulation rather than a proposal, FIA president Mosley later confessed the actual figure quoted is "provisional".

"I actually think it could be done for 25 million (pounds) but that's just my opinion. All my advisers think it should be more (than 30 million)."

F1 chief executive Ecclestone on Sunday told the Telegraph in Britain that he thinks 30 million is "too low".

"It should be 40 million. It's been passed already. But I suppose in the world everything is (open for negotiation)," the 78-year-old said.

Disgruntled, he dismisses the collapse of his 'winner takes all' scoring system as "the problem with democracy", but the events of the past week have made clear his long relationship with Mosley is fully back on track following the sex scandal.

"It always was," Ecclestone smiled.

 

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