Formula 1 commercial boss Bernie Ecclestone has taken another swipe at the Formula One Teams' Association, saying its members would be better off focusing on making quicker racing cars.
Ecclestone has always been skeptical about FOTA since it was formed in 2008 and, ahead of looming discussions to try and frame a fresh Concorde Agreement, he has once again questioned the benefit of the teams' body.
In an interview on F1.com with the sport's commercial manager and Red Bull team boss Christian Horner, Ecclestone said of FOTA: "I try not to think of them."
Horner, whose team is a member of FOTA, added: "I also don't spend too much time thinking in that direction."
Ecclestone reckons that teams should not worry about the financial aspects of the sport, because it was his job to go out there and exploit the commercial opportunities F1 has.
"It is an unnecessary association of people who should put their sole emphasis on getting competitive cars on the grid," he explained. "It's just more of what they don't have to think of. I look after that, so there are enough financial resources."