8 Jun 2009

Drivers back teams in F1 breakaway crisis

7:49 am on 8 June 2009

Formula One's drivers have declared their support for the 'rebel' teams and backed their threats of creating a breakaway series if they cannot resolve the sport's current crisis.

After a meeting with the teams at the Turkish grand prix, drivers' spokesman Italian veteran Jarno Trulli said that if there was no settlement before this Friday, the drivers were ready for a split in the sport.

Trulli said the drivers in general were upset at the scale of the crisis and the way they've been ignored regarding major changes proposed by the FIA for next year's championship.