Two independent teams, Force India and Sauber, have said their complaint is about the alleged unfairness of the rule-making strategy group, and the distribution of income among so-called ‘privileged’ and ‘non-privileged’ teams.
Enstone based Lotus hinted that it only declined to join the action because it is set to be taken over by Renault.
“Would we have taken a different route if we weren’t under potential new owners? Possibly we would have done,” said CEO Matthew Carter.
Another independent team, meanwhile, is Williams, although the Grove based outfit has a permanent spot on the strategy group due to its long history and past titles.
Father and daughter Sir Frank and Claire Williams decided not to join the European complaint.
“Where I sit, Williams has always just abided by the rules, they are what they are, like a lot of things in formula one and we just go along with them,” Claire said recently in Mexico.
And now she has told Sports Business Daily: “We have a contract with FOM to compete in formula one, and we know the regulations around that.
“We signed up to it and we agreed to it,” Williams added.