Why is there no “GP2 FOTA”?
October 22, 2009 4 Comments
In several of my posts earlier this year, I questioned the need for a “GP2 FOTA”. Basically, the teams all seem very distant from one another in terms of objectives and protection of their business interests. By this I mean that in GP2 the strength is virtually all in the hands of the organization and not the teams. As a comparison, F1 is shifting gradually more to a FOTA-led championship and not a FIA-led championship. This makes sense, as the ones risking their money and capital are the teams and their owners, not just the organization – which has a role but which should be at the service of the teams.
Is it due to a lack of leadership? Does no one want to play the “bad guy” in front of Bruno & Bernie?
If I was a GP2 team owner, I would seriously lobby for the creation of a FOTA-like group. Confrontation is not necessarily good, but respect for the people that risk their money and time is… at today that seems to be missing from GP2.