Formula 1 teams have now officially abandoned plans for a common car launch next year, although the idea will be looked at again for 2011.
Although teams had agreed to the cost-cutting measure earlier this month, sorting out the details of the common launch plans proved difficult. There were concerns that only a few outfits would get coverage at the event, scheduled to take place in Valencia in late January. In addition, there were further complications caused by the fact that several of the new teams would not have their cars ready in time.
With such short notice to try and overcome those complications, it has been decided that it will be better not to press ahead with the common car launch this time around. However, AUTOSPORT reports that the concept will be re-evaluated by the Formula One Teams' Association (FOTA) over the course of next year with a view to revisiting the concept prior to the 2011 season.