Bernie Ecclestone has again proposed the use of sprinklers to create artificial rain in F1 events having claimed that there is growing support for the idea.
While a number of drivers, such as Red Bull
Racing's Mark Webber, have stated there opposition for the idea, there has been some public support – with US Grand Prix promoter Tavo Hellmund amongst those to claim that the idea could work [See separate story HERE
With that in mind, Ecclestone insisted once again that there is no reason why artificial watering of circuits couldn't happen although it would need to be a random move to ensure it mimicked true weather conditions – when teams are unaware of when rain will arrive.
"There's no reason why sprinklers shouldn't happen,” he told the BBC
. "There's so much support because wet races are always the best by far.
"I thought maybe at the beginning it was a little crazy [to suggest the use of sprinkler systems on F1 tracks] but it's surprising how much support that idea is getting now.
"Providing we do it so nobody would know when it was going to happen, like when it rains, I think it would make for a lot of entertainment.
"Whether or not it would make it more exciting, I don't know. Until you have done these things it's impossible to say but I thought last year was a super season."