Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali is seeking talks with Williams CEO Adam Parr at the Chinese Grand Prix this weekend to clarify "astonishing" remarks that were made about the legality of the Scuderia's recent title-winning cars, AUTOSPORT has learned.
Parr was providing evidence during the FIA's International Court of Appeal in Paris on Wednesday about double-decker diffusers when he questioned Ferrari's previous interpretation of regulations.
During a discussion about how a common understanding of the regulations had opened up the use of multiple vertical transitions in bargeboard areas of cars, Parr had suggested that such an acceptance was a reason why double-decker diffusers were legal too.
Parr stated that if Ferrari thought that multiple vertical transitions at the back of the car were against the regulations, then they had to accept that the car they had used to win titles was "illegal" also. Those comments have not gone down well with Domenicali, who wants to discuss the matter with Parr.
"During the Court of Appeal hearing I was told that someone said that Ferrari won the championship in the last 10 years with an illegal car," Domenicali told AUTOSPORT. "I was quite astonished to hear that. I was surprised that Ross [Brawn] did not try to respond to that either.
"This is something that I want to discuss with Adam, because I think it is something where you need to be responsible about what you are saying."
Parr's comments, which also referred to Benetton/Renault's championships, have also angered Flavio Briatore, who spoke to Italian media in the Shanghai paddock about the accusations.
Parr was unavailable for comment while travelling to the Chinese Grand Prix.