Has Formula 1's Strategy Group, which met just once on October 21 and has its second get-together on November 29 immediately ahead of the first and only Formula One Commission meeting of the year, shelved plans for the so-called Customer Car Concept (CCC)?
According to sources, a straw poll was taken during a Friday lunchtime meeting at Austin last week. The vote went against the 'CCC', a proposal whereby five major teams would supply five 'B' teams with two cars each, plus, of course, associated technology and support to deliver 20-car grids.
This column broke the news back in March and little wonder there was enormous opposition, for not only does the customer car idea go totally against F1's DNA, but its implementation would result in one team disappearing and five others being forced to totally downgrade their facilities to little more than repair shops.
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