Connect with us

2016 F1

Formula 1 rules on agenda for strategy group

Published

on

Formula 1 rules on agenda for strategy group

Formula 1 rules on agenda for strategy group

The abundance of rules in F1 today will be discussed by the strategy group in Geneva later this week.

Throughout the Hungarian GP weekend, complaints about the regulations were abundant, including when Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg continued to argue about the yellow flag incident of qualifying.

“Rules are rules,” their Mercedes team boss, Toto Wolff, insisted.

“If Lewis raised this issue, it is only because there are too many rules. We need to do something to reduce the amount of rules and make them simpler and easier.”

Ferrari, meanwhile, was furious that the stewards did not penalise Max Verstappen for his defending tactics in the race with Kimi Raikkonen.

“Why do we even have rules,” Raikkonen wondered by Finnish television MTV, “if they decide ‘This is ok’, ‘This is not’?

“It is one of the things with F1 today that needs to change. It just looks bad and it’s not fair. If there is a rule, it should be applied exactly the same way each time.”

“The rules,” argued team boss Maurizio Arrivabene, “have become too complex where they should be clear and simple.

“This issue has already been put on the agenda of the next strategy group meeting, because we want to race, not sit buried in all sorts of documents,” he added.

F1 veteran Jenson Button called it a “joke” that he was penalised for being told over the radio how to resolve an hydraulic problem.

“Stopping an incident should be praised, not penalised,” he said. “The sport’s got a long way to go before it’s good again.”

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F12 days ago

Ferrari to reveal 2019 car on February 15

Ferrari will reveal its 2019 challenger on February 15, team boss Maurizio Arrivabene said on Thursday. The Italian attended an...

2018 F13 days ago

F1 teams worried about Brexit crisis

F1 teams admit they are worried about the Brexit crisis that is occurring in Britain. After British people voted in...

2018 F13 days ago

‘I have mixed feelings’ about Kubica return – Vettel

Sebastian Vettel says he has “mixed feelings” about Robert Kubica’s return to formula one. Former grand prix winner Kubica, now...

2018 F13 days ago

Monza seeking EUR 100m for upgrade

Monza is looking for EUR 100 million to upgrade the Italian grand prix venue and secure a new grand prix...

2018 F14 days ago

Sirotkin to test DTM, Hartley to Porsche

Sergey Sirotkin could keep his motor racing career alive in the German touring car series DTM. SMP Racing, his Russian...

2018 F14 days ago

McLaren not ‘copying’ Red Bull car – Sainz

Carlos Sainz has played down claims McLaren is ‘copying’ Red Bull’s chassis concept for 2019. With Red Bull moving to...

2018 F14 days ago

Barcelona hopes for new F1 contract

Organisers of the Spanish grand prix are still not sure they will reach a new agreement with Liberty Media. Vicenc...

2018 F15 days ago

Berger sees F1 chance for nephew Auer

is hoping his nephew may have a future in formula one. One the one hand, the F1 legend said he...

2018 F15 days ago

Hamilton teammate Bottas ‘is not there’ – Verstappen

Max Verstappen has admitted he will try to emulate Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes’ approach to winning the world championship. The...

2018 F15 days ago

Mexico GP future in doubt

A cloud has moved above the future of the highly popular Mexican grand prix. The rejuvenated race at the iconic...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media