Friday, June 9, 2023

Dart Verstappen? F1 president dismisses drivers as “selfish” for their withdrawal threats

Stefano Domenicelli is fed up with pilots, The Italian, who took charge of the Formula 1 world championship in 2017, has made deep-seated rule changes aimed at making the championship more attractive to fans.

The most relevant modifications made by the new CEO include the application of a budget ceiling, the technical regulation that was issued in 2022 and an increase in the attendance of the championships. America,

made these changes Formula 1 spectators and revenue skyrocket, However, they have not been without controversy. Dominici assured that in many cases, it has been the pilots themselves who have been reluctant to commit to these modifications, a behavior he classifies as “selfish”.

“I don’t want a society where people can’t say what they want. But drivers sometimes need to remember that they are part of a bigger picture. we don’t need to be selfish”, explained Stefano Domenicali in statements collected by ‘CarAndDriver’.

One of the most criticized aspects has been the new sprint race format. The Italian leader asks pilots to keep an open mind before judging this type of grand prix.

,Sometimes it is not easy to step out of your comfort zone. But we cannot be complacent or complacent: We may review some details of the sprint weekend format at the end of the seasonOnce we have tested it on six scheduled occasions”, Domenicelli declared.

In fact, Dominicelli assures that sprint races are beneficial both economically and for the show: “We also won’t have sprints every weekend, But we have a new audience and we need to deliver value for money in every session, and not let everyone drive in circles for the exclusive benefit of engineers and drivers.

One of the pilots most criticized for these changes is max verstappen, The current world champion has threatened on several occasions to quit the sport if the essence of the competition is not respected. The Italian has revealed that he has discussed this aspect with the Dutch driver.

,I discussed the issues with Max before the Miami Grand Prix, He said that he loves the game and what he is doing. He is the world champion and is fighting for the third title. He was born in a car and I would say he has the potential to be in F1 longer than me. It’s not a problem”, Stefano Dominici revealed.

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