F1 Strategy Group agenda revealed

By Adam Tate, Managing Editor

The next Formula One strategy group meeting is Tuesday in Paris and details of its agenda have been revealed to the press. Chief among the items to be discussed include the proposal to introduce a budget engine in 2017 to lower costs for customer teams.

The highly controversial topic came about after Ferrari exercised its veto ability when the sport tried to introduce a cost cap for engines. The proposed budget power units are expected to take up a majority of the meeting.

The docket also addresses the massive changes going on at Manor Marussia which is looking to make a name change for 2016. John Booth and Graeme Lowdon are leaving at seasons end when Dave Ryan will come on board as Racing Director.

Tweaks to the aero rules for 2016 are also on the agenda.

Major proposals for 2017 will be the other major objective. In particular the aerodynamics of the cars will be the biggest talking point, with different design proposals set to be discussed. The discussion will hopefully bring the much anticipated return of ground effect to F1 in just two seasons time.

Pirelli will also be making a case to do new testing and procure a modern test car from one of the teams.

All decisions made tomorrow will still need to be ratified by the World Motor Sport Council, when it meets in December.

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Associate Editor of Motorsports Tribune and jack of all trades, Adam is our resident Formula 1 expert. He has covered F1, IndyCar, WEC, IMSA, NASCAR, PWC and more. His work has been featured on multiple outlets including AutoWeek and Motorsport.com. A MT Co-founder, Adam has been with us since the beginning when he and Joey created Tribute Racing back in 2012. When not at the track or writing about cars, Adam can be found enjoying the Oregon back roads in his GTI.

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