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FIA Says Toyota, Bridgestone Departures “of Concern,” Economy to Blame

Way to go out on a limb, Jean Todt. The FIA has issued a press release [literally, the page is titled "Press Release"] in which it says Toyota and Bridgestone’s withdrawals “are of concern,” puts forth the possibility of a court fight with Toyota [pretty pro forma], and fully blames the economic downturn. As opposed to a certain F1 team based in Maranello. Here is the release : "The announcements this week by Toyota and Bridgestone of their withdrawal from Formula One are of concern to the FIA. "Bridgestone has given almost 18 months’ notice of its intentions, thereby allowing the necessary arrangements to be made for the future supply of tyres to the championship. "Toyota’s decision, however, comes just weeks after its F1 team si...

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