The lingering effects of the differ row were still being felt in the Shanghai paddock on Friday.

The lingering effects of the differ row were still being felt in the Shanghai paddock on Friday.

During the Court of Appeal earlier this month, Williams chief executive Adam Parr was quoted as suggesting that Ferrari have been racing an illegal car for years.

The comments had been sparked by Ross Brawn, who told the court that F1 history is littered with cases of cars exploiting grey areas of the technical rules.

Ferrari seemed to agree with the statement, causing Parr to remark: "I find it almost pleasurable to hear Ferrari say they have won 11 world championships with an illegal car."

It emerged in China that, so disappointed was Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali with Parr's statement, that he sought clear-the-air talks with the Williams official.

It is understood that Flavio Briatore was also annoyed, as Renault was also implicated to by Parr.

"It is something I want to discuss with Adam because I think it is something where you need to be responsible in what you say," the news agency AFP quotes Domenicali as responding.

But Parr issued clarifying remarks to the press on Friday.

"I think that there has been a very fundamental misunderstanding of what happened in the court on Tuesday," he said.

"I want to be absolutely clear, on the record, that we have never said and we do not believe that for one minute either the Ferrari cars, or Renault cars, or anyone else's cars, for the last eight years have been illegal," said Parr.

 

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