F1 teams will shy away from a "sensational", "confrontational" and "controversial" tone when discussing the issue of commercial revenue with the sport's chief executive Bernie Ecclestone

F1 teams will shy away from a "sensational", "confrontational" and "controversial" tone when discussing the issue of commercial revenue with the sport's chief executive Bernie Ecclestone.

That was the message on Tuesday by Toyota's team president John Howett, who is also Luca di Montezemolo's deputy at the teams' unified alliance, FOTA.

FOTA has been making noises recently about wanting more than the current 50 per cent share of F1's income, with Ecclestone reacting crudely that he is not willing to do anything other than reduce the percentage handed over to the sport's ten teams.

But Briton Howett reacted by insisting that FOTA will remain "non-controversial" and "non-confrontational".

"I think rather than just be sensational and controversial, we believe that we need to sit down and have a constructive dialogue," he explained.

 

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