F1 SPORTING BOSS ROSS BRAWN: WE CANNOT CONTINUE LIKE THIS

Liberty Media's Chase Carey and Ross Brawn have opinions about the future of Formula 1 that differs from that of some teams and some manufacturers. PHOTO BY LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC Read more: http://autoweek.com/article/formula-one/f1-sporting-boss-ross-brawn-we-cannot-continue#ixzz4ycKKSJU7

Series owner Liberty Media wants engine changes, team budget caps

Mercedes F1 chairman Niki Lauda says that Mercedes has no intention of joining Ferrari in threatening to quit Formula 1 over changes in the sport

“That’s nonsense,” Lauda, a three-time F1 champion, told Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport.

But it is clear that the manufacturers, including Renault, are not happy with Liberty Media’s plans for an all-new engine formula beyond 2020.

“We first want to see the bigger picture and know where Formula 1 will be in 2021,” said Renault chief Cyril Abiteboul.

Manufacturers are also concerned about a proposed budget cap, with some figures wondering why Liberty Media — the commercial rights holder — is even stepping into the FIA’s area of making the rules.

“Why? Because the rules also determine the commercial success of the sport,” said F1 sporting boss Ross Brawn.

 






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