Why a three-car F1 team is illogical

Why a three-car F1 team is illogical

The Formula 1 rumour mill was in full swing after the Italian Grand Prix, with the three-car teams idea being discussed again. However, the concept faces many hurdles, as DIETER RENCKEN explains

That the concept of eight three-car teams - delivering grids of 24 cars - should again rear its head, after being exclusively revealed here almost a year ago, is no surprise. Since then various familiar arguments over customer cars and 'listed' parts (components to which teams need to own the intellectual property) have raged, all to no real avail.

Indeed, it is said that the issue of removing chassis (monocoque) from Appendix 6 of the Formula 1 Sporting Regulations was again raised during a Strategy Group meeting at Monza by Bernie Ecclestone, with the majority immediately rejecting the suggestion. Why is the removal (or not) of a single word relating to a single component listed in the (note) sporting regulations so utterly crucial to F1's future?

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