Connect with us

F1 top news

Liberty Media boss hints at F1 engine rule changes

Published

on

Liberty Media boss Greg Maffei has hinted F1 needs to make changes to its current engine regulations.

Last week, FIA president Jean Todt ruled out a return to screaming V8, V10 or V12 engines, declaring it would “not be accepted by global society”.

But the volume of the current ‘hybrid’ power units remains highly controversial, and apparently has not escaped the notice of the sport’s new owners.

“Yes, there are some things to do around the engines, there are some things to do around the DRS system, there are a few things to do to try to balance the amount of money the teams get,” Liberty chief executive Maffei is quoted by the Spanish sports newspaper AS.

He also revealed that moves are afoot to bring back some European circuits that have become lost to the F1 calendar.

“There are always races that come and go,” said Maffei, “but it’s more negative when it’s a traditional European race which is in the heart of the fans.

“We have already started a process to bring some of these circuits back.”

And he said some race weekends must be made more exciting overall.

“We will take as reference the best grands prix, such as Mexico, Singapore and Abu Dhabi, and bring what happens there to the traditional tracks,” said Maffei.

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F13 hours ago

How can Lewis Hamilton win the fifth F1 title at the US Grand Prix

Mercedes speedy Lewis Hamilton took a big step near to sealing his fifth F1 world title after securing his Mercedes...

2018 F14 hours ago

Verstappen quiet over female-only series

Max Verstappen is keeping his mouth shut about the new female-only open wheeler category. When the ‘W Series’ concept was...

2018 F15 hours ago

The Grid: Starting line-up for 2018 US Grand Prix

Defending world champion, Lewis Hamilton secures the pole position at the U.S. Grand Prix with his nearest rival Sebastian Vettel...

2018 F17 hours ago

No Indycar season for McLaren, Alonso in 2019

McLaren has decided against entering a full-time team in the Indycar series for 2019. It coincides with related news that...

2018 F18 hours ago

Kubica not waiting long for Williams F1 decision

Robert Kubica has repeated his claim that he will not wait too long for Williams to make its decision about...

2018 F110 hours ago

Raikkonen move means ‘Sauber is now Ferrari’ – Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone has applauded Kimi Raikkonen’s move to Sauber. Raikkonen, 39, surprised the F1 world by signing up with the...

2018 F110 hours ago

Wolff may consider another Bottas team order

Toto Wolff has admitted Mercedes might consider imposing ‘team orders’ yet again this weekend in Austin. The world championship looks...

2018 F122 hours ago

Practice 3 Results: US Grand Prix

2018 US Grand Prix Practice 3 Results (FP3): Third free practice results and timings (FP3) for the eighteenth round of...

2018 F123 hours ago

Fernando Alonso slams wet tyre rules

Double-time F1 world champion, Fernando Alonso has hit out at F1’s wet tyre rules. So often in modern formula one,...

2018 F123 hours ago

Schumacher should not skip F2 – Hulkenberg

Nico Hulkenberg thinks Mick Schumacher should do a season of Formula 2 next year. Some believe the 19-year-old son of...




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