FOTA: No comment on FIA statement
The Formula One Teams' Association (FOTA) says it has no interest in getting dragged into a war of words with the FIA following criticisms aimed its way by the governing body on Monday. The FIA issued a statement on Monday morning accusing factions within FOTA of preventing a deal that would end the current dispute over future cost cut proposals.
"There is clearly an element in FOTA which is determined to prevent any agreement being reached regardless of the damage this may cause to the sport," said the FIA.
With the FIA having promised to publish details of its discussion with FOTA to support its stance, and the teams' organization also vowing to outline why it believes the FIA's future rules are 'bad' for the sport, public tensions between the two bodies appear to have moved up a gear. However, a FOTA spokesman made it clear that there was no desire from the body to make an immediate response to the FIA's latest claim
"FOTA, while reserving its position on the specific issues, does not intend to comment the FIA press release issued on the 15th of June and to be involved in a prolonged series of polemical statements that generate confusion and does not help create a positive environment for the ongoing contacts," he said.