There's been a lot of talk about MES getting the contract to make the standard CPUs for 2008 onwards.
Personally I don't mind the fact that the contract has been awarded to a subsidiary of McLaren. What I object to is the fact that there is a standard CPU at all!
Sure, companies spend a lot of cash developing in this area. But it is trivial compared to the amount they spend building and running wind tunnels. And the aerodynamic advances are so specific to an individual F1 car that it is a complete waste of money.
At least reserach into new engine mappings is something that can vaguely be translated into road cars, or reduces the amount of fuel used, which is the sort of goal the FIA should be looking at.
And a wing is not likely to break. I can imagine how a team will feel, the first time a CPU goes wrong while their car is leading a race.
It's a stupid decision and does nothing for the spirit of competition.