F1 looks to discuss rule changes after Belgian GP

Formula One – Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Belgian GP 2021. Valtteri Bottas. Credits: Daimler.

Formula 1 is going to have discussions regarding modifications in rules in order to prevent the situation that has happened at Belgian GP.

Last Sunday’s Belgian GP was called off due to bad weather conditions at Spa-Francorchamps. The drivers had several laps on the race track, but they all were behind the Safety Car. More than that, the race was called official, despite the classification being made after lap 1, which causes a collision in the rulebook and speculations in the community about whether should points be given after such an event.

Furthermore, there were claims that the officials had made the decision to have additional laps behind the Safety Car to secure the commercial benefit, but they were denied by F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali.

According to Motorsport.com, Domenicali wants to have a talk with the stakeholders about changing the rules to not let this situation happen again. At the same time, the approval of the teams and the FIA is needed.

The F1 race director Michael Masi has also confirmed that the discussions between the FIA, F1, and the teams are inevitable.

“I think after this weekend, and at our next meeting for next year, we’ll look at a whole lot of things that you know we can all look at, too see what everyone wants,” he commented.

“As you’re all well aware we’re at one of those points that the FIA works with all 10 teams and F1 to develop the regulations. And so we’ll go through all of the various scenarios and see what everyone thinks.”

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