Connect with us

Jean Todt thinks the level of car reliability in formula one is too high.

He said the fact cars can often go a full season without a mechanical breakdown in a race shows that too much money is spent.

Referring to Lewis Hamilton, the FIA president told Auto Bild: “He did not make any mistakes, but he also had an incredibly strong car — strong in terms of performance and reliability.

“Even if the Mercedes was not always the fastest, Lewis scored points in 20 of the 20 grands prix,” said the Frenchman. “The cars are too reliable.”

Many think Ferrari lost the title due to poor reliability in the second half of the season, but Todt doesn’t agree.

“Ferrari impressed me as well,” he said.

“I stay with what I said: Ferrari and Mercedes were too reliable. That costs money. Tests, simulators, it’s all too much. We don’t need all of that for a good sport. Actually, the contrary,” the FIA president added.

Todt also admitted that talks are currently taking place about a compromise between what existing and potential new manufacturers want from the 2021 engine rules.

“The current engines are too expensive, too complicated and too quiet,” he admitted.

“But we can build on them. We are currently talking to the manufacturers about an evolution of the current engines. The process is not finished yet.”

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2019 F18 hours ago

Grosjean criticised change to the tyre rules for 2019 F1

Haas F1 speedy Romain Grosjean has criticised a change to the tyre rules for 2019. Pirelli says teams may no...

2019 F111 hours ago

Alonso ‘could’ attend Barcelona second test – McLaren

McLaren says Fernando Alonso will “maybe” be trackside at the Barcelona test next week. Earlier, there was speculation the now...

2019 F111 hours ago

Barcelona F1 Test 1 Results – Day 4 Full Results

Nico Hulkenberg sets fastest lap of testing so far; Previously, Alex Albon was fastest for Toro Rosso; Valtteri Bottas follows...

2019 F11 day ago

F1 champs Rosberg, Button to be TV pundits in 2019 season

Two former world champions will regularly be in the F1 paddock in 2019. Nico Rosberg has been signed up to...

2019 F11 day ago

Ferrari advantage ‘at least’ 5 tenths – Tost

Mere days into 2019 winter testing, it appears that Ferrari has a clear advantage. With Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc...

2019 F11 day ago

Barcelona F1 Test 1 Results – Day 3 Full Results

Daniil Kvyat goes fastest for Toro Rosso ahead of morning pace setter Kimi Raikkonen and Daniel Ricciardo. Williams car finally...

2019 F12 days ago

Barcelona F1 Test 1 Results – Day 3 First Half

Kimi Raikkonen sets fastest time for Alfa Romeo Racing ahead of launch break in the third day of testing ;...

2019 F13 days ago

Barcelona F1 Test 1 Results – Day 2 Full Results

Charles Leclerc keeps Ferrari’s early domination on 2019’s F1 Testing timesheet by setting another fastest; lap-time in at Day Two....

2019 F13 days ago

Barcelona F1 Test 1 Results – Day 2 1PM

Ferrari youngster Charles Leclerc setting pace on Day Two ahead of launch break. Toro Rosso driver Albon crashes in opening...

2019 F13 days ago

2019 Williams car not yet in Barcelona

Williams’ 2019 car is not yet in Barcelona. Dead last in 2018, hopes were high that the once-great British team...




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