Interesting goings on at Silverstone

The British Grand Prix was heralded by many as the best race of this year, if not for the last few years. But what, exactly, produced the flurries of overtaking and very close fought track action is something FIA president Max Mosley would be very...

The British Grand Prix was heralded by many as the best race of this year, if not for the last few years. But what, exactly, produced the flurries of overtaking and very close fought track action is something FIA president Max Mosley would be very interested to know.

Team bosses are expected to meet in the next few weeks to contemplate if any more regulation changes should be implemented and Mosley is urging them to think about Silverstone.

"There was something very interesting going on because the cars seemed to be able to overtake and run with grip in places where you would not expect," said Mosley, according to Autosport.

"There weren't any marbles so we're not quite sure why -- was it the circuit, was it the surface, was it the new tyres or did the drivers just experience a massive adrenaline charge? We are talking to everybody because, following the race at Magny-Cours, everyone was saying, 'This is terrible' and now all of a sudden that has gone away."

Mosely also said the fans who watch races on television should have their say on what they think F1 needs: "The team bosses have been in the business for 30 years, they're all over 50, they're all multi-millionaires and they never watch it on TV. So they don't really know what is going on."

"The hundreds of millions of people out there are all different -- they are under 50, they are not millionaires but they do watch F1 on TV."

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Formula 1