Brawn Hails FIA Decision, Holds No Grudge Over Protests

Following FIA's decision to officially clear all diffuser designs used by Brawn GP, Williams F1 and Toyota, Ross Brawn insisted he respects the other teams' point of view on the matter but is pleased the international body has reached a favorable verdict for the “diffuser three”.

“We are pleased with the decision reached by the International Court of Appeal today. We respect the right of our competitors to query any design or concept used on our cars through the channels available to them,” said Brawn in a short statement, after being informed of ICA's final verdict on the double-decker design.

“The FIA Technical Department, the Stewards at the Australian and Malaysian Grands Prix and now five judges at the International Court of Appeal have confirmed our belief that our cars have always strictly complied with the 2009 Technical Regulations.”

“The decision of the International Court of Appeal brings this matter to its conclusion and we look forward to continuing on the track the challenge of what has been a very exciting start to the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship,” added the Brawn GP owner.

During yesterday's 8-hour meeting in Paris – when all teams appeared before the FIA judges to explain their protest – Ferrari's lawyer Nigel Tozzi described Brawn as “a person of supreme arrogance” following the Englishman's comments on the protesting teams. Brawn had previously stated that the protests against the “diffuser three” were made by people “too slow off the mark” and were submitted for “vindictive” reasons.
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