Still no agreement for 2005

Formula 1 teams are no further to reaching an agreement over regulations for next year with the deadline for them to come up with their own proposals getting ever more closer

Still no agreement for 2005

Teams have until September 6 to come up with their own satisfactory rules for 2005 or else have the proposals of FIA president Max Mosley's enforced.

A meeting between the team principals at last weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix brought no consensus and with six teams - two short of the number needed for approval - already having expressed their support for Mosley's plans, there is unlikely to be unanimous support for any alternative proposals.

Ferrari technical chief Ross Brawn believes the FIA's proposals will be adopted, even though they have yet to be officially ratified.

"There are enough people in agreement to make it difficult for any alternatives to happen and, of course, everyone wants to get on with their cars," Brawn told Autosport. "The only debate as far as I am concerned is the engine regulations, where two teams in particular are objecting to the proposals. But in terms of building a car and knowing how the tyres are going to be run next year, we think it's clear."

BMW and Honda have voiced their disapproval of the two-race engines for next year and Minardi team boss Paul Stoddart revealed that one team in particular said it would not compete next year if such a rule was implemented.

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