Flavio Briatore's super-yacht, moored in the trackside harbour, will be the scene of a crucial FOTA meeting on Friday.

Flavio Briatore's super-yacht, moored in the trackside harbour, will be the scene of a crucial FOTA meeting on Friday.

At 2pm, it is on the Renault boss' triple-storey boat, called 'Force Blue', that the formula one teams alliance will devise their strategy for a subsequent meeting with the FIA president.

During a London meeting last Friday, the teams told Max Mosley that they wanted to go away and devise an alternative to his budget cap plans, which have sparked a spate of quit threats.

Mosley reportedly wanted his meeting with FOTA to take place at 3.30pm on Friday, which is a traditional 'free day' in between Thursday practice and Saturday's track action.

"He wanted to have us under time pressure," surmised Red Bull boss Christian Horner, according to Germany's Auto Motor und Sport.

The Mosley meeting was therefore moved back to 4pm, and the outcome is highly anticipated, even by the unusually anxious Bernie Ecclestone.

"Well, I am concerned, I don't want them (Ferrari) leaving," the F1 chief executive admitted to reporters in Monte Carlo. "I don't think anybody does."

 

 

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