F1 Teams Unable To Reach Agreement To Delay Ban On FRIC Suspensions
F1 teams "have failed to agree unanimously to delay a ban on FRIC suspension until the end of the season," according to Jonathan Noble of AUTOSPORT. The situation means that the door "is now open for protests to be lodged at this weekend's German Grand Prix against any outfit that runs with the front-and-rear-interconnected suspension concept." Although a majority of the teams were in favor of such an agreement, some of F1's smaller outfits "were more reluctant to allow FRIC to remain for the rest of the campaign." Their stance is understood "to have prompted some of the big squads that initially were willing to go along with a delay to change their view -- ending all hopes of a deal happening" (AUTOSPORT, 7/15).