Formula 1 drivers mostly opposed to idea of reverse-grid races

Formula 1 has actually canvassed fans on the concept, which managing director Ross Brawn has actually been promoting a long time.

The start of the Italian Grand Prix at Monza previously this seasonMost Formula 1 chauffeurs are opposed to the idea of holding reverse-grid sprint races in location of certifying next year.

Racing Points Sergio Perez included: “I saw Toto Wolff said F1 is not WWE and I agree. The problem F1 has is the distinction across teams.” I dont believe it is a great idea for the sport. Saturdays are really unique in F1 as well as Sundays. And Williams driver George Russell stated: “I still think the Mercedes would win.

However most of chauffeurs inquired about the topic at the Russian Grand Prix on Thursday stated they disliked it.
Red Bulls Max Verstappen stated: “Its artificial and attempting to develop a show, which is not what F1 represents. The automobiles will end in the very same position.”
The Dutchman added: “The fastest automobile must remain in the front. Thats what everybody works for. F1 is about pure efficiency.”
Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel have actually regularly expressed their opposition to the idea, and at the last race Mercedes F1 manager Toto Wolff said it was turning the sport into a wrestling-style show.
When Brawn attempted to introduce it at some races this year however new guidelines for 2021 make it more likely to occur, Mercedes banned the concept.
The idea was given fresh momentum by the Italian Grand Prix previously this month, when a series of occurrences led to a mixed-up grid for a reboot and a shock victory for Alpha Tauri chauffeur Pierre Gasly.
F1 has asked fans to vote on trying the proposal out at four races next season.
The grid for the sprint race would be based on reverse championship order and the outcome would set the grid for the Grand Prix.
McLarens Lando Norris stated: “I do not think if you switch everybody it will necessarily result in a better race.”
Racing Points Sergio Perez added: “I saw Toto Wolff stated F1 is not WWE and I concur. The issue F1 has is the difference across groups. They are striving to repair that for 2022 (with brand-new technical guidelines).
” I do not believe it is an excellent concept for the sport. Saturdays are very unique in F1 in addition to Sundays. You would be taking quite a bit far from the Saturday.”
And Williams motorist George Russell stated: “I still believe the Mercedes would win. It would be fascinating in the midfield because the speed of those cars are so close. The cars and trucks behind wouldnt be able to surpass.
” We have to attempt things. It may exciting, it might a bit of a joke. Perhaps we might attempt it as soon as.”
Chauffeurs wish to talk about Tuscany re-start crash
Romain Grosjean and Max Verstappen were 2 of the drivers who crashed out at the Tuscan Grand PrixThe F1 drivers have actually composed to FIA race director Michael Masi asking how re-starts can be made more secure after a multi-car pile-up at the Tuscan Grand Prix.
The drivers felt that the method the re-start was arranged at Mugello made a crash more most likely and Hamilton explained the situation as “not particularly safe”.
The motorists have asked Masi to explain the FIAs perspective and the matter will be gone over at the drivers rundown in Russia on Friday.
Ferrari chauffeur Sebastian Vettel, a director of the Grand Prix Drivers Association, stated: Vettel: “Something went incorrect, so we have to take a look at it and do something better.
” We cant be happy with a few of the things that happened however I would like to keep the dialogue in between Michael and ourselves.”
McLarens Carlos Sainz, among the motorists associated with the crash, stated: “We need to take some lessons from it. We didnt make our lives simple by some individuals second-guessing the start and we are absolutely going to discuss that.
” We require to analyse together with the FIA what we can do better due to the fact that the crash was huge and it could have been a lot worse if the vehicles I took with me or in the concertina effect were at different angles when you take them.
” It was a serious mishap and we require to attempt to prevent a repeat of it. It needs to be gone over independently however we require to have a proper appearance and a brainstorm about how to avoid it next time.”