'Lucky' F1 needs to fix boring formula - Ecclestone

Even though Melbourne and Sepang hosted two exciting races within eight days, Bernie Ecclestone believes F1 still needs to implement changes. After the debut of the sport's new refuelling ban era produced a highly-criticised processional race in...

Even though Melbourne and Sepang hosted two exciting races within eight days, Bernie Ecclestone believes F1 still needs to implement changes.

After the debut of the sport's new refuelling ban era produced a highly-criticised processional race in Bahrain, rain is taking at least some of the credit for the better spectacles witnessed at the next two races in 2010.

Before sodden Sepang shook up the grid order for the Malaysian GP, F1 supremo Ecclestone met with team bosses on Friday to discuss the problem of boring races.

"Don't be fooled," the 79-year-old is quoted as saying by the Telegraph. "We have been lucky with the rain. We have got to do something.

"For the first time the teams have realised that they have to do something about it. We don't need reverse grids, we just need more overtaking," said Ecclestone.

Asked what could be done, he suggested F1 should "make the front wing smaller and get rid of the double diffuser".

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