Ross Brawn: “Diffusers war will not damage FOTA” 

Written by Nick on April 10th, 2009 at 12:22 pmLast Update: April 10th, 2009 at 12:22 pm

Brawn GP Team Principal Ross Brawn believes that the ‘diffuser design war’ will not break apart the unity of the Formula One Teams’ Association (FOTA). “This has not, as far as I can tell, damaged FOTA,” said Ross Brawn on Thursday. “We have to learn to work in that way, because we when we get on the track there will be instances where we will get very upset with each other.”

Ross Brawn’s team, the Brawn GP, along with Williams and Toyota have received several complaints from the rival teams over the legality of their rear diffuser. The FIA’s International Court of Appeal will discuss the matter next Tuesday (14th April) in Paris, even though the stewards of the Australian and Malaysian Grand Prix have already rejected the protests.

“We have to put that to one side and say within FOTA we are trying to do something which is good for the sport. I draw this analogy with rugby, which is that you go out on the field and try and kill each other, then you come back and you have a beer. You have got to be able to separate those two things. And FOTA has got to be able to do that,” added Brawn.

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