Yes, but that's where I don't get it. He says all teams have to agree, yet it only came to the discussion at the strategy group, where only 6 out of 9 teams are seated. The other 3 teams are not welcome at those meetings. If all teams have to agree, then why was it voted at the strategy group?
Well he clearly meant all the teams at the SWG had to agree, and in the slightly warped world of F1, the big teams get to decide the fate of the others.
Whatever reason it has to reject the proposal, I think all possibilities are cynical. I really enjoyed that team you know. Joe Saward wrote that the team probably can skip the first 3 races to get something sorted.
It might not be appropiate for a moderator to say, but I hope they show up at the fourth race with 2015 car, take the price money after all and stick it thoroughly deep at whoever voted against. The likes of Force India and Sauber were always complaining that the interests of the smaller teams aren't protected, yet when the situations arises they have to decide over the fate of the smallest one, they do exactly the same as the big teams. You can argue that it's about their own survival, but I haven't seen any attempt to reach a compromise.
Force India claim that the main reason the SWG rejected the proposal was because the potential investors couldn't provide any sort of guarantees that they actually had the funds to complete the season. On that front i have a modicum of agreement, as the last thing F1 needs is 'investors' reviving the team, pocketing the prize money, then legging it and leaving everyone in the lurch.
You can be cynical and say FI rejected as they want some more money, but even then, at least 2 'big' teams also rejected the proposal, and let's be honest, the £34m split 9 ways isn't going to touch the sides for anybody.
As said, my cynical belief is that quite simply Mercedes & Renault don't want Ferrari getting another data test bed on the grid, especially with Ferrari having seemingly made a big step forward PU wise already this offseason.
F1 ultimately is a sport of self interest.