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Massa, Briatore call for shorter, 'more spectacular' F1 races

Ferrari Formula 1 star Felipe Massa has suggested that shortening the length of grands prix is the key to regaining the excitement factor in the top flight – as Renault F1 managing Flavio Briatore director re-iterated the importance of keeping fans interested.

2008 title chase runner-up Massa told Italian newspaper La Repubblica that he believes races should be truncated as 'too often nothing happens in the last 15 laps', whilst Briatore is adamant that the sport should ramp up its dual focus on limiting expenditure and simultaneously spicing up the show.

“We want to see more spectacular grands prix and reduce the costs,” the 58-year-old underlined, quoted by onestopstrategy.com. “We want to reduce costs by 40 to 50 per cent, and we want teams of 200 people, not two thousand.”

The Formula One Teams' Association (FOTA) is due to outline its plans for F1's future during a press conference in Geneva tomorrow (Thursday), which will be attended by all team bosses.


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