Bob Fernley has questioned the legality of Formula One's Strategy Group, which he reckons does not play into "ethical governance."
On Monday, Formula One's Strategy Group, which has effectively replaced the sporting and technical working groups, will meet for the first time to discuss the sport's regulations.
The Group, though, does not include all 11 teams. Rather is it made up of 18 voting members, which come from the FIA, FOM and just six teams.
Those teams are Ferrari, Red Bull, McLaren and Mercedes while Williams have been included for historical reasons. Lotus make up the sixth team as 'the highest placed team outside the top four.'
There are therefore concerns amongst the smaller teams that they won't have a say in new regulations leading to Fernley questioning the ethics behind the Strategy Group.
"All teams basically pay the same amount to go racing," Force India's deputy team principal told Telegraph Sport.
"The only differentials are in drivers' salaries and hospitality. And yet some teams have no say in how the sport is run. It could certainly be deemed abuse of a dominant position."
He added: "Some of the teams have grave reservations about the legality of it.
"There is genuine concern among some of the teams on the Strategy Group, particularly the ones who are public companies. This is not ethical governance."