Date: 10th April 2011 at 12:12pm
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Before the fun and games began in Malaysia this morning, the Formula One teams completed a bit of business.

Martin Whitmarsh was confirmed as chairman of FOTA for another season with Renault’s Eric Boullier becoming vice-chairman, a position that was previously held by Ferrari’s Stefano Domenicali.

Red Bull Racing team boss Christian Horner will continue his role as chairman of the Sporting Regulations Working Group.

‘FOTA was created by teams but by this, most of the teams were backed by manufacturers, In a couple of years this changed dramatically and most of them are now independent/private.

‘I think we are clearly part of the show and obviously out of the political game we could do much more, as stakeholders together and trying to again bring out everything the best in the interests of the teams.’
Boullier said to the press following the announcement.

FOTA will now continue to try and agree amendments to the [RRA] Resource Restriction Agreement and the a new Concorde Agreement.