Williams furthers the customer car row

Frank Williams is threatening to widen the row over customer cars in Formula 1. The boss of the Oxfordshire-based team has already sided with Spyker boss Colin Kolles stating that Red Bull and Super Aguri will not be running legal cars in 2007. However Williams is now threatening to go to the Swiss court to challenge Max Moseley’s rules.

Williams is questioning whether the use of customer cars is even supported by the Concorde Agreement – which hasn’t been completed yet!

Explaining his thoughts to Autosport magazine, Williams said, “Max has got to tell us if the rules are going to change. Why should (Prodrive’s) David RichardsĀ come in with an investment of about $40 million while every other single team have worked hard to pay their bills?”

Williams has suggested that teams such as Prodrive should be allowed to race, but should not be able to receive prize money or points, and that independent teams who build their own cars should receive some form of compensation.

“The rules are overt”, he continued. “You must make your own car. If you buy one from McLaren then you are not a constructor.”