F1 » Ward pulls out of FIA presidental election

David Ward: What I have tried to do is to encourage debate about the flaws that exist in the FIA's governance system. I am satisfied that I have succeeded in that.

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malcolm mitchell

November 14, 2013 1:39 PM

It's a shame a lot of what he says makes sense, Todt has brought in new sweeping and very very expensive changes into F1, the new engine change alone will cost £billions, yet this week in the news, Lotus/Sauber still trying to pay there drivers pay, let alone all the other cost, tracks have pulled out, or can't fund GP's Silverstone the latest not to make a profit, maybe Todt hasn't seen the news about near world financial melt down, we all have and are suffering, makes no sense for such a drastic change, F1 2011/2012 were good, why change.


November 14, 2013 1:42 PM

I want the refueling back. But I would like the system introduced in 2003, when a driver will start the race at the same amount of fuel which he quailifyed. That was an unknown for we fans and for the rivals theirself, so we had a bit more of unpredictability and some surprising results. And the FIA has not to release the amount of fuel on any car, like they did in 2009.


November 14, 2013 2:24 PM
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I don't really have an opinion, I mean we watched a lot of races where the poleman started with few quantity and did 3 stop always in the front.
But I agree that it is a challenge for teams and more entertaining for us. It adds a tactical dimension for the motorsport pinacle.


November 14, 2013 2:59 PM

@malcolm mitchell the FIA is not F1. The FIA is the governing body of all international car and truck racing including GP2, GP3, WRC, Dakar, etc.

If it were just F1, things would be easy. It is however a massive organization that controls and regulates what is essentially every international racing class and event on 4 wheels or more on the planet. It includes 213 member organizations across 125 countries, who themselves employ thousands of professionals and ten of thousands of volunteers, if not more.

Such a mammoth organization cannot change over night. It like a supertanker: it moves slow and any change in direction will take time and must be planned and executed carefully as to not create a mess elsewhere in the of the organization.

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