Renewed F1 war would be 'disaster' - Horner

Prior to the declaration of peace this week, the eight FOTA-affiliated teams were ploughing unapologetically towards a 'breakaway' series. Some of the bodies' leading figures, like vice-chairman John Howett, said at Silverstone that he felt...

Prior to the declaration of peace this week, the eight FOTA-affiliated teams were ploughing unapologetically towards a 'breakaway' series.

Some of the bodies' leading figures, like vice-chairman John Howett, said at Silverstone that he felt "very happy" about their alternate plans.

That happiness, however, was replaced with happiness about the FIA accord, where agreement with the existing official series' ruling bodies was found to race ahead at least through 2012.

But Friday was a new day: furious FIA president Max Mosley is demanding FOTA apologise for misrepresenting the outcome to the media, and wrote in a letter to his colleagues that he fears the rogue teams will now kick-start their breakaway plans.

Williams and Force India aside, unity was the strength of the FOTA position throughout, and it is this that is believed to have ultimately resolved Mosley to sit down and concede ground on multiple points.

Red Bull's Christian Horner, however, believes re-opening the scab on Wednesday's wounds and sparking a new war with the FIA would be a "disaster for Formula One".

"To enter into more confusion and controversy would be a disaster for Formula One," the Briton is quoted as saying by the German news agency SID.

Horner said he appreciates the ground conceded by the FIA on Wednesday, praises Mosley for his "fantastic work in the area of car and circuit safety", and hopes the pact does not now fall apart.

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Series Formula 1
Teams Force India , Williams