Liberty Media’s vision regarding Formula One hasn’t gone down well with Ferrari with the team threatening to even give up on the sport all together and maybe start a new series of their own. And with the power on the table that Ferrari possesses, it could actually prove out to be a reality.
Changes such as engine structure, bringing about a spending cap and ensuring a level playing field by slowing down the faster cars are some of the proposed changes that Ferrari don’t necessarily agree with.
Ross Brawn though is hopeful that Liberty does everything in its power to keep Ferrari in Formula One.
Brawn was the technical boss of Ferrari during the Schumacher era and currently serves as the sporting director of Liberty Media.
“I worked for them for 10 years and carry them in my heart still,” said Brawn.
“Ferrari is an icon, and I hope we will find a solution that will work for everyone. A great sport is great for everyone, and we do not want Ferrari to leave.” he added.
However, Brawn feels that Liberty will go ahead with the proposed changes with or without Ferrari as it is in the best interest of the sport.
“The sport should be fair to all participants, including Ferrari,” Brawn said
“Yes, it’s true that Ferrari has veto rights, but to my knowledge they (have) never used it. Perhaps they waved it around.” he added.
Brawn drew comparison with MotoGP, which despite being a slower sport, attracts a lot of fans and is arguably a more exciting sport than Formula One.
“A MotoGP bike is 30 seconds slower, but it still seems incredibly fast,” he said.
“It’s more important to have cars that look good and can compete against one another. Does anyone complain that the times are 15 seconds slower when it rains?” he concluded.
Do you think Ferrari will really quit the sport?