F1 will discuss to change the rules after the « farce » of Spa


While the FIA ​​and race director Michael Masi have been praised for not allowing to race in the dangerous rainy conditions at Spa-Francorchamps this Sunday, there is unease that a result has been declared and points have been awarded. were awarded after only three laps behind the safety car.

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The seven-time world champion Lewis hamilton is among the many drivers who have expressed their displeasure with this situation, suggesting that F1 has put money before fans: « Today was a farce, and the only losers are the fans who paid a lot of money to watch us race. », he posted on Instagram.

According to our information, F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali agrees that the way the Belgian Grand Prix result was declared is not ideal, and he wants discussions to take place with the players in the paddock. to study possible changes in the regulations.

This would ensure that what happened in Belgium does not happen again, either by making it compulsory to have green flag laps to endorse the results, or by creating a procedure allowing the races to be held at a later date. , but that would require the approval of F1, FIA and the teams. However, it is unlikely that anyone will object to changes that will prevent this from happening again.

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McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown supports this quest for a better solution, as he makes it clear in a video on Twitter: “The regulations state that after doing a few laps it can be called a race. I think it needs to be reviewed. I don’t think anyone would say you could race safely in this weather, but our sport needs a better solution when this type of situation arises. The result shouldn’t be a three-lap race under Safety Car. « 

« That’s what the regulation says, but it now needs to be reviewed by all of us, to learn from today and ask ourselves if we are given this type of situation what we would do differently to ensure that the result is that everyone has their race, whether it’s the next day or later. I don’t think anyone finds it correct to call it a race, so we’re going to work on that and hope that stuff like that. does not happen again. « 

As for Michael Masi, he indicates that the FIA ​​and the teams will probably meet and review the regulations in light of what happened in Belgium: « I think after this weekend, and at our next meeting for next year, we will study a lot of things that we know we can study, to see what everyone wants.. As you all know as well as you are, we are at a stage where the FIA ​​is working with the ten teams and F1 to develop the regulations. So we’re going to assess all of these various scenarios and see what everyone thinks. « 

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