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Last Updated: Friday, 28 January, 2005, 19:50 GMT
Ferrari attend F1 meeting alone
Jean Todt
Todt had a long chat with Mosley
The rift between Ferrari and the rest of Formula One was evident on Friday when only the world champions turned up for a meeting to discuss rule changes.

Ferrari boss Jean Todt, technical director Ross Brawn and motorsport boss Max Mosley had a two-hour discussion in the absence of nine of the 10 teams.

Mosley said another meeting had been scheduled for 15 April in Paris.

"We gleaned a great deal of useful information, probably more than if we'd had the others here," he said.

"I think there is an element of sulking at the moment, but it's a question of whether they are still sulking after Bahrain," added Mosley, the president of motorsport's governing body, the FIA.

The nine teams, at odds with Ferrari over their refusal to restrict testing, had asked for the meeting to be postponed until after the Bahrain Grand Prix on 3 April.

The other teams were also unhappy at Ferrari's decision last week to conclude a private deal with Bernie Ecclestone, the formula one commercial rights holder, to ensure their continued participation in the FIA world championship from 2008 to 2012.

Many also feel that the FIA favours Ferrari, the only team to have been in the championship since the beginning in 1950.

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