Greater Noida: Sahara Force India and Sauber on Friday took the lead in voicing protests against the concept of bringing customer cars in F1, saying it was a "ridiculous" idea and a "dangerous" route to go down if cutting costs is the objective.
It is being discussed if customer cars can be introduced in F1 where big teams will be able to sell their cars to other teams. However, it is feared that it cannot be done unless smaller teams are driven out of business.
While Red Bull supports the idea among the big teams, Mercedes was not "enamoured". Ferrai refused to comment at this stage but mid-field teams such as Force India and Sauber today minced no words in rejecting the concept.