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F1: Jean Todt proposes to reform the regulation to avoid another absurdity like Spa

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F1: Jean Todt proposes to reform the regulation to avoid another absurdity like Spa

The F1 fee will cope with the distribution of factors in races equivalent to these in Belgium, by which two laps had been contested behind the protection automobile.

Picture of the Belgian GP final Sunday.EFE
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The french Jean Todt, President of the FIA ​​(Worldwide Vehicle Federation) has raised the opportunity of a reform of the Components One laws to keep away from grotesque conditions equivalent to that of the Belgian Grand Prix, at Spa-Francorchamps, final Sunday.

The rain prevented the working on the aforementioned circuit de las rdenas, however the race, which was on account of begin at three within the afternoon, didn’t begin till 18:17 (16:17 GMT), after a number of postponements and a few interruptions. And it was resolved with two laps behind the protection automobile, with a view to qualify and distribute a minimum of half of the factors: in a check by which the Dutchman was declared the winner Max verstappen (Pink Bull), forward of the English George Russell (Williams) and Lewis hamilton (Mercedes); They’d completed the Saturday grade in that order.

“This year the Belgian Grand Prix presented some extraordinary challenges to the F1 World Championship. The window predicted by the meteorologists did not appear during the day; and there was a window in which we could try to start the race, but the weather conditions deteriorated rapidly.” Todt defined in his writing, made public on social networks.

“As a result, due to the lack of visibility caused by splashing water from F1 cars, we were unable to compete in a complete race in acceptable safety conditions for the drivers, the commissioners and also the brave spectators who waited patiently in the rain. I am very sorry for them. This has been recognized by all the parties involved, “mentioned Todt.

“The FIA ​​Stewards acted on the basis of the provisions of the current International Sporting Code and applied it correctly. They stopped the competition to have more time and therefore more possibilities to offer fans an F1 race,” he mentioned. the president of the FIA.

“The race, however, could not be restarted after the laps behind the ‘safety car’ and the regulations were applied correctly. I want to congratulate the FIA ​​team and the whole world for that,” added Todt, who raised a query. reform of the regulation, in order that sooner or later no extra factors are distributed to the pilots when the race has by no means been in a position to begin.

“The FIA, the Formula 1 organizers and the F1 teams will be closely observing the regulations, to see what we can learn and improve for the future, after what happened last Sunday. Thus, an issue such as the distribution of points in these circumstances will be added to the agenda of the next F1 commission, scheduled for October 5, “mentioned Jean Todt on Tuesday.