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Three-car teams back on F1's agenda

As teams resist a push for customer cars, could a grid of eight three-car squads be the solution? DIETER RENCKEN reveals the new proposal being considered

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.

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