SEPTEMBER 11, 2009
FOTA condemns FIA leaks
The Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) has expressed concern at the leakage of information, which "may or may not be relevant to the FIA current enquiry into the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix".
FOTA says that "all parties to the dispute should have the right to a fair hearing carried out in private and not in the public arena, which is producing adverse publicity damaging to the corporate image and credibility of F1".
The association - in which Flavio Briatore is a leading light - believes that differences within the sport should be handled in a professional manner and condemns the habit of intentionally releasing confidential documents to influence public opinion.
Confidential documents should remain under the control of the competent authority.
The FIA is trying to find the source of the leaks.