September 29, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) In a challenge to Formula One's status quo, Force India and Sauber have lodged a complaint with the European Union charging that the sport's rule-making and revenue-sharing mechanisms are unlawful, unfair and harmful.

An EU spokesman, Ricardo Cardoso, says ''we have received a complaint and will assess it.''

The move, long expected, represents a challenge to the dominance of F1's major players and teams. It gives voice to smaller teams' assertions that they cannot compete effectively because they don't have an equal say or equal revenue.

In a statement confirming that it is one of two teams that submitted the complaint, Force India said: ''The system of dividing revenues and determining how Formula One's rules are set is both unfair and unlawful.''

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