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Todt blasts teams over 'joke' cost cut proposals

FIA president Jean Todt has called the suggestions to reduce spending put forward by six of the biggest teams a "joke". The F1 Strategy Group, which includes Todt, Bernie Ecclestone, Mercedes, McLaren, Ferrari, Red Bull, Williams and Lotus, met last week to put forward ideas which included a ban on tyre warmers, active suspension and other standardised parts. Todt criticised the so-called 'three-year plan' to cut costs, believing it was just a drop in the ocean. He has called for far tougher measures and will meet with all 11 teams to voice his concerns. "What was proposed? It was a joke," said the Frenchman at the weekend during the Spanish Grand Prix. "We know the...
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