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Parr: Concorde deals 'unlawful'

2012-12-12 09:42

HAPPIER TIMES: Sir Frank Williams (wheelchair), founder and manager of the Williams F1 team, and company chairman Adam Parr next to a race car outside the Frankfurt stock exchange. Image: AFP

LONDON, England - The way Bernie Ecclestone agreed better deals for top teams such as Ferrari and Red Bull could be unlawful.

Former Williams chairman Adam Parr, who resigned from the team in March 2012, made the allegation while all but confirming rumours that he was pushed out of F1 by its chief executive Ecclestone.

'STRONG CASE'

Parr said the 82-year-old ex-car salesman had made it clear to the Williams' board that a favourable Concorde Agreement deal would not be forthcoming while he was at the helm.

Now the 47-year-old has told Bloomberg journalist Alex Duff that the European Commission should look into how Ecclestone negotiated the deals, among them, reportedly, $45-million each for Red Bull and Ferrari and seats on the F1 board.

Parr said: "There's a strong case that an unequal division of power and money to a subset of teams is unlawful."

Although refusing to say if he wanted Williams to make a complaint, he suggested other F1 teams accept the situation because "they are highly dependent" on Ecclestone's "goodwill".

 

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