New for 2010 Formula One team Manor is reported to have landed sponsorship from Virgin - and walked into a row in doing so.
A report in the Guardian newspaper says that Virgin will switch from current championship leaders Brawn to Manor, as it feels it can get better exposure for less money.
The Guardian has seen an email from Alan Donnelly, who is Max Mosley's official representative, saying the Virgin tie-up was completed several weeks ago. The email was sent before the FIA had officially announced which new teams it had selected for the 2010 season.
"Virgin have signed to be investment partners with a share holding of around 20 per cent," said the email.
Donnelly's involvement in the deal has also caused controversy, as his job is to represent the sport's governing body, not individual teams.
This has been further exacerbated by another email seen by the Guardian, in which Donnelly appears to be setting up a meeting between Manor and the Saudi royal family.