"I don't think it was at crisis levels," Forrest told the reporter earlier this morning. "It was more concern over the wording of the regulations, a few teams had interpreted them differently and wanted clarification over them."
The debate is presumed to have taken place in the evenings during the four days of pre-season testing at Estoril the past week. "I'm obviously not going to name names," Forrest said when pressed for more information, "but I think Nic definitely did the right thing, putting the sport first over any one team."
"We've seen in other categories, you can have one or two of the bigger, perhaps more long-running teams having the ear of the people in charge, and getting changes imposed that would fit their agenda," he went on to say. "I'm quite glad to be part of a sport where that doesn't happen, though, and which seems to be in good hands for the future."