2007 World Champion Kimi Raikkonen says the battle between the FIA and FOTA is not about Formula 1 anymore, but rather a fight between the two bodies’ egos.
The Formula One Teams’ Association announced yesterday that it will launch its own championship after failing to reach a compromise deal with the FIA over the rules for the 2010 season. The governing body has responded by saying it will sue FOTA.
Raikkonen, who said he will go with Ferrari wherever it ends up racing, reckons both parties have lost sight of what the fight is really about.
“Of course it’s sad to see,” Raikkonen told reporters. “This is nothing to do with sport anymore, it’s more politics and more about egos fighting against each other.
“It’s not really about Formula 1 anymore. It’s about who is going to win and who is going to lose. It’s sad but that’s how it is, and we’ll just see what happens.
“I don’t know what will happen or where we are going to race, but let’s finish this year then we will know more about next year.”Related story:• Raikkonen affirms he will follow Ferrari out of F1