Ferrari believes that the Formula One Teams' Association faces a key few weeks as it prepares for a crunch meeting at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to map out its future plans.
Team principals are set to meet at the Yas Marina circuit ahead of the penultimate race of the campaign to try and iron out differences of opinion about the Resource Restriction Agreement, amid fears that some squads are being more aggressive in its interpretation than others. With genuine concerns that this could lead to a situation where some teams enjoy a competitive advantage by simply spending more money, Ferrari believes that the Abu Dhabi meeting must eradicate all mistrust, and lay out a way forward that everyone is happy with.
Team principal Stefano Domenicali said "suspicions" over the RRA need to end, if FOTA is to continue the good work it has done in helping teams get through the first wave of the world's financial crisis.
"FOTA has played an incredible role in recent years," explained Domenicali. "Its achievements meant that this sport was able to tackle the global crisis in an efficient manner.
"The impetus that came under [Luca di] Montezemolo's presidency has been carried forward with diligence and dedication by Martin Whitmarsh, who is doing a great job. Clearly, at this stage, however, we need to understand how to move forward without leading to suspicions and polemics, elements that are always present in such a competitive environment as Formula 1."
Whitmarsh, who is chairman of FOTA, said in Korea last weekend that the future of the teams' body would rest with its members, and that only they can decide if they should continue sticking together.