Flavio Briatore has stepped up his attack on the Brawn team, after slamming the former Honda drivers in Shanghai.

Flavio Briatore has stepped up his attack on the Brawn team, after slamming the former Honda drivers in Shanghai.

Now, the Renault boss has turned his attention to team owner Ross Brawn, who is currently the head of FOTA's technical committee.

Italian Briatore, in charge of commercial matters in the F1 teams' alliance, said he will propose that FOTA replaces Brawn at its next meeting.

Asked by the Daily Telegraph who he would prefer in the role, Briatore answered: "Anyone is better, even the first Chinese taxi driver you see in the street."

Briatore is furious about Brawn's victory in the rear diffuser controversy, claiming the situation has cost most formula one teams millions and compromised F1's credibility.

To Italian reporters in Shanghai, he said he will also be proposing that the commercial income due to the Honda team in 2009 should be distributed to the other teams rather than Brawn.

F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone commented: "I don't know what Flav is on about. Ross has done a brilliant job, and as for Button being slow, he is now showing what he can do with a fast car.

"If anyone has been slow it has been the other teams and I don't think we should be hearing them complaining when the tables are turned. They have all had their bright ideas down the years which needed official scrutiny."

 

 

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