Changes are coming after the Belgian Grand Prix fiasco

Jean Todt, President of the FIA, spoke about what happened at Spa-Francorchamps.

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Two days after one of the worst shows of the F1 in its long history, the French Jean Todt, President of the International Automobile Federation, gave his opinion on what happened in the circuit of Spa-Francorchamps where the rain complicated the normal development of the Belgian Grand Prix.

According to the Gaul happened “presented extraordinary challenges for the World Championship”. And then I detail everything that happened. "The weather windows predicted by the meteorologists did not appear throughout the day and although there was a small one at the end of the day during which they tried to start the race, the conditions quickly worsened again"He said.

F1 Belgium 2021
Photo: Alastair Staley / LAT Images.

“Therefore, due to the lack of visibility created by the spray behind the cars, we were not able to run the entire race in conditions safe enough for the drivers, stewards and brave spectators who waited many hours in the rain, something that I feel a lot ”, said the former navigator.

“The FIA ​​Stewards have relied on the provisions of the International Sporting Code, they stopped the competition to buy more time and therefore more opportunities to give fans an F1 race. Despite these efforts, the competition was unable to start after the Safety Car laps and has been correctly applied the existing regulations "Todt commented before congratulating “To the FIA ​​team, the National Sports Authority and all the volunteers for the quality of their work”.

The head of the governing body left the most relevant for last: “The FIA, together with Formula 1 and the teams, will carefully review the regulations to see what can be learned and improved for the future. The findings, including the issue of the distribution of the points, will be added to the agenda of the next meeting of the F.1 commission on October 5 ”.

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