Tuesday, 11 December 2012 13:57
New Concorde deals could be 'unlawful' says Parr - The way Bernie Ecclestone agreed better deals for top Formula One teams like Ferrari and Red Bull Racing could be "unlawful", former Williams chairman Adam Parr said on Tuesday.
Having resigned in March, the Briton has now all but confirmed rumours he was pushed out of Formula One by its Formula 1 Chief Executive Ecclestone.
Parr said the 82 year old had made it clear to Williams' board that a favourable Concorde Agreement deal would not be forthcoming while he was at the helm.
Now, the 47 year old has told Bloomberg journalist Alex Duff that the European Commission should look into how Ecclestone negotiated the new deals, including reportedly $45 million each for Red Bull Racing and Ferrari and seats on the Formula 1 board.
"There's a strong case that an unequal division of power and money to a subset of teams is unlawful," Parr said.
Although refusing to say if he wanted Williams to make a complaint, he suggested other Formula 1 teams accept the situation because they are "highly dependent" on Ecclestone's "goodwill".