Spyker/Force India arbitration to continue
Silverstone based team not dropping case against rivals

Feb.15 (GMM) Colin Kolles has confirmed reports that, even after the buyout of Spyker by Force India, the Silverstone based team will pursue arbitration against F1 rivals Super Aguri and Toro Rosso.

In an interview with motorline.cc, the German boss said he still fervently believes that both the teams are using customer cars, which is not allowed in formula one.

Kolles initiated arbitration through the Swiss based Court of Arbitration for Sport about one year ago, and confirmed that it will now continue under the Force India banner.

He declares emphatically that Toro Rosso and Super Aguri, who it is believed source their basic chassis from the Red Bull and Honda teams respectively, are "not F1 constructors".

"Therefore we are continuing our arbitration; our objection against the customer cars," Kolles said.

He explained that more will be known about the legal challenge in about six months' time.

Kolles also agrees that, until then, Force India will effectively have to fight against close rivals that he believes are not adhering to the rules.

"But as we saw with McLaren-Mercedes last year, it is possible for a team to lose all its points in the constructors' classification, or even be excluded from the championship altogether," he said.

But Kolles refused to clarify what outcome he is specifically seeking from the arbitration.

"I only hope for justice and clarity," he said.


Written: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 14:00:26

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