While the FIA and F1 Race Director Michael Masi were praised for not allowing racing in the dangerous wet conditions at Spa, a bitter taste remained over the way the decision was made and the points. awarded after just three laps behind the safety car.
World champion Lewis Hamilton was one of several drivers to express their dissatisfaction with the situation, suggesting how F1 put business interests ahead of fans.
“Today was a farce and the only people to lose were the fans who paid good money to see us run,” he posted on Instagram.
F1 chief executive Stefano Domenicali said he was keen to discuss with stakeholders to consider potential changes to the rules, but any changes in regulations to ensure that what happened in Belgium is not repeated would need F1 approval. , the FIA and the teams.
Zak Brown intervened to try to indicate a way to prevent what happened yesterday in Belgium from happening again in the future. The McLaren CEO posted a video on his Twitter profile where he said: “The regulation states that after a few laps we can talk about the race. I think this needs to be revised.”
“I don’t think there is anyone who could argue that the weather conditions were such that we could ride safely, but we need a better solution when this kind of situation arises. The result shouldn’t be a three-lap race behind a safety. car “.
“This is what the rules say, but now it needs to be revised. We need to learn from what happened today and understand how we could decide differently if a similar situation arises again.”
“We will work on this and hope that something like this does not happen again.”
F1 race director Michael Masi has suggested that the FIA and the teams will come together and review the regulations in light of what happened in Belgium.
“I think after this weekend, and in view of our next meeting next year, we will go through a lot of things to see what everyone wants. The FIA will work with all 10 teams and F1 to develop the regulations and we will try to tackle the various scenarios and understand what everyone thinks “.