Martin Brundle has raised the prospect of Formula 1 constructors having ‘B teams’ with identical cars in the wake of the Racing Point brake ducts controversy.

Having been dubbed ‘Tracing Point’ because of the similarity their RP20 bears to last year’s World Championship-winning car, Lawrence Stroll’s team are too closely aligned to Mercedes for the liking of several of their rivals on the grid.

A distinct split has emerged with Racing Point and Mercedes on one side of the furore while Renault, Ferrari, McLaren and Williams have all appealed against what they consider to be too lenient a punishment for the ‘Pink Panthers’, who were found to have breached F1’s sporting regulations.

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