18 car grid if BAR is excluded

04/05/2005
NEWS STORY

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has said that the remaining teams would not be required to field a third car should BAR be excluded from the remainder of the 2005 Formula One World Championship.

Speaking to reporters following a promotional lunch in London for the French Grand Prix, Ecclestone said: "We would have to run it as it is. You can't suddenly make people run more cars. If they didn't enter the championship it would be a different story."

Ecclestone had earlier told reporters that in his opinion BAR was guilty, and that a fine wouldn't be punishment enough.

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Published: 04/05/2005
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