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There has been some speculation over disagreements happening within the Formula One Teams’ Association, with regards to the Resource Restriction Agreement. Some teams are believed to have stretched the terms of the agreement for their own benefit, and perhaps ignoring the sporting reasons the RRA was originally put in place. Discussions are ongoing with the teams’ organisation but it’s likely no understanding will be reached until the last race of the season at Abu Dhabi.
Meanwhile, McLaren and Ferrari have both spoken out about the ongoings, with different viewpoints. Stefano Domenicali has pointed out that if teams can’t agree on the RRA, there may be no point in the organisation at all. He said: “We know the reason why FOTA started, and now we need to understand if FOTA is still needed. What are the objectives of the future of FOTA, if there is a future for FOTA?”
However, chairman of FOTA, Martin Whitmarsh, has a more positive view, saying: “It has never achieved as much as I would have liked, just as my car is never as quick as I would like... but I am proud of what it has achieved. And we can do more if all the teams want to.”
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References Martin Whitmarsh, Stefano Domenicali
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