Todt open to improving new era Formula 1

Jean Todt

Jean Todt

FIA President Jean Todt has revealed that he is prepared to listen to any proposals to revise Formula 1’s rules that will improve the sport.

Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo has been arguably the harshest critic of the sport’s ‘new’ era, but FIA president Todt insists Formula 1 was right to bring in the greener, quieter V6 engines.

“It was the right way to go,” Frenchman Todt told La Gazzetta dello Sport, “but so far we were not able to communicate it well. “But the future of Formula 1 is in this direction.”

“In Formula 1 there is now this search for the highest efficiency with the least amount of fuel in the tank but going as fast as possible,” said Todt.

He denied claims that the new Formula 1 is fundamentally flawed, “Just look at what Dietrich Mateschitz has done, awakening the enthusiasm of the people in Austria.”

At the same time, however, he declared he is “open to proposals for the improvement” of the sport as it steps into the future.

“I’m going to the sponsors, media, new media, organisers, drivers of today and yesterday and the designers to bring to the table all the most interesting ideas,” said Todt. (GMM)