Formula 1 teams think the Saudi Arabian GP future needs to be reconsidered after the bombings in Jeddah and the threat to safety.
The drama unfolded outside of the track as Yemen’s Houthi militia bombed Saudi Aramco oil facilities close to the circuit, prompting a driver boycott in regards to the continuity of the race.
Now, teams admit that the continuation of the GP should be reconsidered from 2023.
Jost Capito, Williams team principal, said that they ” are not in charge of the calendar, but the situation here is for many years.
“I think there was a missile attack during the FE race at the beginning of last year, and there were no worries about coming here at the end of last year. So the situation for this weekend hasn’t changed at all.
“I think the discussion should have been done before. And now will be after, but not during the event. As long as we have the confirmation that security is there, then we are safe. “
Mike Krack, Aston Martin team principal echoed Capito’s comments, saying that “certainly, there will be a lot of discussions after this event. But again, I can only repeat. It’s not the teams that make the calendar.
“It is the FIA and F1 that make the calendar. And obviously we will give an opinion if we are asked and then we move on.”