It is well known that the Formula1 Teams Association which is a body that came into being in order to protect the interests of the teams has always had serious fissures.  While on the outside it looked as if there is some kind of cohesion in the organisation, the bickering inside has always threatened to dismantle the association.  Now that is exactly what has happened with Ferrari and Red Bull Racing quitting the association.  The disagreement is over the cap on spending.  Ferrari has always been at logger heads with the British teams in Formula1.  Team HRT never joined the FOTA and now with the double whammy of two teams quitting the number of teams in the FOTA has come down to nine.