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A furious Flavio Briatore says Ross Brawn should stand down as FOTA's technical director. Has he got a point, or is it a lot of hot air?

Ross Brawn's position as FOTA's technical director is now untenable, said Flavio Briatore in Shanghai, furious at the FIA's rubber-stamping of the twin diffuser at the appeal court, angered at the £5 million his team will need to spend to reconfigure its car.

He was further irritated that the seats of his private jet had to be removed to transport the new floors for the Renaults, mood made yet bluer when said floors were held up in customs.

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