F1 drivers will be forced to prepare for the new season, with some saying they are struggling to find solutions to a variety of issues.
While the first part of this week has seen a spate of accidents and problems in the cars, the team has been trying to find answers from its drivers.
The FIA, for example, has been forced to suspend the start of the season due to safety concerns, but its chief executive Jean Todt has also expressed frustration with the way things are going in the paddock.
“We are seeing a lot of bad decisions from the drivers, not only in the car but in other areas of the sport,” Todts said.
“What we need is a better team and I have not been able to find a solution that is acceptable to the drivers.””
What we have been working on is an approach that is working for us.””
What we need is a better team and I have not been able to find a solution that is acceptable to the drivers.”
What we have been working on is an approach that is working for us.
“In an attempt to find the right solution, Tods has announced that he has set up a taskforce of nine senior officials to discuss issues across all teams.
He is calling on the FIA to take on more of a leadership role in the sport, with more staff at the helm.”
I want to get to the root of this problem and I think it’s a problem for the sport that we don’t have a good strategy,” he said.”
At the end of the day, the problem is that the teams are not able to be accountable to the fans, they don’t know who to trust, they do not know who is really driving and they are not aware of what is going on in the media.
“The taskforce will be chaired by FIA president Jean Tode, with two vice-presidents and a chief operating officer also joining.
Todds is also proposing that the FIA set up an “information centre” to help trackside staff and drivers, and create a new fund for the health of F1’s teams.
It is the latest in a series of moves to tackle the problems that have been identified.
Todt also plans to introduce a system to ensure the safety of the drivers in F2 in 2018, with the driver of a team being paid the equivalent of a race-winning fee for every point he or she achieves.
This would be the same fee, as it was when teams were established in the 1950s and 1960s, when they paid their drivers the equivalent in money, not the number of points.
Tode said the FIA would also have a system in place to make sure that F1 teams were financially stable, and the financial stability of the F1 companies.”
“We are going to have to do everything we can to make it work.”””
I am not happy with how things are currently going, but it’s up to the FIA, the other teams and F1 itself to fix the problems.””
We are going to have to do everything we can to make it work.”
“I am not happy with how things are currently going, but it’s up to the FIA, the other teams and F1 itself to fix the problems.”
F1 has been plagued by safety problems in recent years, and has seen several incidents involving drivers in recent months.
In June, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was involved in a fatal accident on the opening lap of the Belgian Grand Prix, with his car colliding with a wall in the tunnel after a pitstop.
Hamilton was forced to retire, but has since been ruled out of the 2018 race.
The crash prompted an investigation into the causes of the accident, and he was fined €10m (£9.5m) and forced to leave the sport.