Ever since Liberty Media has taken over the sport of Formula 1, there has been this air of uneasiness around, with almost all teams resisting change and developing this inertia against new ideas.
While it is true that Liberty is trying to bring in the ‘NFL approach’ to Formula 1, without considering the technical aspects that govern F1, however, a few teams have been completely dismissive of the new ideas, something that isn’t going down well with all the stakeholders involved.
Red Bull chief, Chris Horner furiously remarked that Ferrari is doing no good by holding F1 to ransom.
Ferrari has not only threatened to quit the sport but has also raised concerns over Libery’s acumen to understand the sport of F1.
“I think that’s disrespectful to Ross Brawn, one of the most successful engineers in F1 history,
“I think Liberty has a good understanding of the business and it’s up to them to decide what’s best.” Horner said.
Liberty intends to bring in a changed engine formula and a budget cap to bring in a level playing field in the sport of Formula 1, something that obviously has infuriated the front runners, Ferrari and Mercedes.
“It might be bad for us or Ferrari or Mercedes, but it’s Liberty who must decide what they want formula one to be,” Horner said.
“It’s inevitable that there are going to be two battlefields.
“FOM and the FIA are going to make the rules, and then it’s up to the teams to decide if they want to be part of it or not.” he added.
Horner has confirmed that everyone wants Ferrari to continue, to remain in the Formula 1, as such an ‘iconic’ brand needs to be competing in the best possible league, but it is bad of them to be holding F1 to ransom over all the new rules that ‘could be implemented’.
“We’re not going to have any influence,” he said.
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“This world championship is managed by the FIA and FOM and it’s their job to know what they want.
“Of course everyone wants Ferrari to continue, and it’s fantastic fighting against such an iconic team. But it’s wrong to hold F1 to ransom in that way,” Horner concluded.m