Zak Brown believes that Formula 1 needs changes after numerous controversial moments in recent years.
F1 had had a lot of issues related to the organizational structure and the allocation of responsibilities lately. Brown spoke about it in his column on the McLaren website and stated that reforms are needed to avoid such problems.
“The election of Mohammed Ben Sulayem last December as the new President of the FIA provides the opportunity for collective reform of the way Formula 1 operates,” he wrote.
“It is obvious to focus on the events of Abu Dhabi at the end of last season, which are the subject of an FIA investigation, but this was a symptom rather than cause in my view.
“There have been systemic issues around alignment and clarity on who makes the rules – the FIA or the teams – that have manifested themselves in the past couple of years, at times in a high-profile way.
“The signs of organizational difficulties could be seen at the [canceled] 2020 Australian Grand Prix and at last year’s [rain-shortened] Belgian Grand Prix, both hallmarked by a seeming lack of preparation for the events unfolding and temporary inertia on the solutions.
“Greater clarity on the roles of the FIA and F1 and the need for increased leadership of the sport will undoubtedly be on the agenda for Mohammed Ben Sulayem and [F1 boss] Stefano Domenicali and their respective teams.”