http://8w.forix.com/fiasco-introduction-timeline.html Whatif the same thing happened to Formula One ? Some basic elements The FOCA-FISA war climaxed in 1980-82 FISA is the automotive federation (Ferrari, Renault, Alfa Romeo) - the turbo teams. FOCA is Balestre and Mosley F1 teams - March, Brabham, Tyrrell, McLaren, Williams, Lotus - ground effect. The first split happened in 1979 - Dan Gurney modeled CART on Bernie Ecclestone FOCA. The second split had Tony George taking Indianapolis away from CART and creating IRL around it Now if the Indycar split was (roughly) applied to F1,it would boil down to Monaco slamming the door right in the middle of the Ecclestone-Mosley war against Balestre, in the 1980-83 era. It happened that Monaco Automobile Club (ACM) was managed by Michel Boer. In the early 80's Boeri and Balestre clashed heavily over TV rights. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Boeri So the year is 1982. On May 23, 1982 the crazy OTL race (Patrese...) goes bonkers and tragic. This throw Boeri and Monaco into the FISA-FOCA war and since Boeri hates Balestre, he goes on Ecclestone / Mosley side. The three - Boeri, Ecclestone, Mosley - decides to create a second championship. There was nearly a split early 1981 Now 18 months later, Monaco adds its weight to the rebels. What will happen ?