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FOTA determined to stick together // Various members are desperate to keep the group going

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This is F1Minute, and it’s the 21st April 2009.

Various members of FOTA have spoken about the challenge they are facing to stay together, as several different arguments threaten to break down their united front. The diffuser row is the main problem, with Mario Theissen saying: “So far we have successfully kept apart the work on the future direction of the sport and on the other hand the operational daily business at the race track. This is definitely a test to FOTA.” CEO of Williams Adam Parr, who has come under fire recently from Renault boss Flavio Briatore added: “…if FOTA is to be a long-lasting institution, it cannot be based about people feeling good about how they are going on the track. Because not everybody is going to feel good.”

Elsewhere, Adrian Newey has said that Red Bull probably won’t have a double diffuser before Monaco, as it’s going to be a tough one to fit to the RB5. Despite the 1-2 finish in Shanghai without it, Newey says it is worth having and does give a performance advantage.

That’s it for today, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.