Ross Brawn says he has no hard feelings about the decision by rival teams to protest the legality of his teams car this season.
In a statement issued shortly after the FIAs International Court of Appeal rejected complaints by Ferrari, Red Bull Racing and Renault that the diffusers on the Brawn GP, Williams and Toyota cars were illegal, Brawn said he was obviously delighted with the news. And although Renault and Ferrari figures have criticized him personally over the matter, Brawn has said he respected the right of his rivals to challenge the legality of his car if they felt it was wrong.
"We are pleased with the decision reached by the International Court of Appeal today," said Brawn. "We respect the right of our competitors to query any design or concept used on our cars through the channels available to them.
"The FIA Technical Department, the Stewards at the Australian and Malaysian Grands Prix and now five judges at the International Court of Appeal have confirmed our belief that our cars have always strictly complied with the 2009 Technical Regulations. The decision of the International Court of Appeal brings this matter to its conclusion and we look forward to continuing on the track the challenge of what has been a very exciting start to the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship."
The FIA's decision means that Jenson Button's victories in the first two grands prix are now beyond doubt, with the team expected to maintain the advantage it has shown so far this season in this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix.