It has been confirmed that Spyker boss Colin Kolles has made good on his threat and started the arbitration process over the row over ‘customer cars’. With Frank Williams also voicing his concerns publicly over the past few months, it will be interesting to see whether he follows Kolles’ lead and backs the arbitration process.
Officially, there is no news as to which teams are involved, although it is almost certain that Toro Rossi and Super Aguri will be two of the teams involved. There is also a question mark over Red Bull.
The teams in question will be sent papers before the case is sent to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne. The teams will still be permitted to race during the extensive arbitration process as Spyker are seeking that the teams are ineligible for constructors’ points, rather than being totally excluded from the races.
It is still hoped that an ‘out of court’ settlement will be reached, despite the process already being underway.