Toyota on Thursday declared it is ready to defend the legality of its rear diffuser design.

Toyota on Thursday declared it is ready to defend the legality of its rear diffuser design.

The Cologne based squad is among three teams, including Brawn and Williams, likely to be formally protested against by multiple formula one rivals this weekend in Melbourne.

It is rumoured that Toyota has brought several diffuser designs to Australia, in anticipation that the stewards declare their controversial preferred component illegal.

But team president John Howett told the Cologne newspaper Express that he is not worried.

"No, we enquired with Charlie Whiting and got the green light," he is quoted as saying. "If it comes to a protest, we will be able to defend ourselves."

One point to note is that the FIA's Jo Bauer, not race director and safety delegate Whiting, is in charge of technical scrutineering at grands prix.

 

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