A ROW has erupted on the highest stage in F1.
The FIA has not but authorized dash race plans (Picture: Getty)
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F1 groups have accused the FIA of ‘greed’ because the organisation pushes for more money to run extra dash races from subsequent season. F1’s Ross Brawn has referred to as for an enlargement to 6 races for 2023 after the success of the brand new format.
The brand new dash has helped enhance TV audiences for Saturday afternoon and is seen as a possibility to launch a ‘larger income stream’ sooner or later. Bosses declare it might be so simple as dropping follow classes for races and have hit again on the FIA for not accepting the proposals.
Sky Sports activities’ Craig Slater stated: “The phrase ‘greed’ was really used to me. And a few groups stated that, of their view, the FIA don’t incur vital additional prices by changing a follow session with a dash occasion.
“They’re shocked that the FIA has taken this place. He added: “What we have had at this System One Fee assembly is a really vital break up on the very highest stage of System One.
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Ross Brawn has been pushed F1 to extend the variety of dash races (Picture: Getty)
“Among the many topics mentioned was rising the variety of sprints to 6 subsequent yr. System One, the game’s industrial rights holder, was in favour of that – there was unanimity among the many 10 groups in favour of that as nicely – but it surely has not occurred as a result of the FIA can’t assist it at this level.
“F1 and the groups have seen how the dash elevated TV audiences and consider it engaging to youthful followers. They hope it may acquire impartial sponsorship and change into a good larger income stream.”
To cross into the 2023 rules, the brand new dash race format wanted to get 25 votes from 30 out there. All F1 groups and System One Administration (FOM) solely make up 20 votes put along with the remainder held by the FIA.
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F1 groups again the plans for extra dash races (Picture: Getty)
Nevertheless, the FIA has reportedly claimed placing collectively dash weekends is extra intensive than initially claimed. Extra dash races are more likely to require additional checks and parc ferme necessities which might improve the workload on trackside groups.
It’s understood the governing physique will solely settle for the plans if additional assets are given to assist the plans. In an announcement, the FIA stated: “With the primary of three Dash occasions of the 2022 season in style with followers and stakeholders final weekend on the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, System 1 and the groups have been supportive of an extension to 6 Dash occasions for the 2023 season, working with the identical format as in 2022.
“Whereas supporting the precept of an elevated variety of Dash occasions, the FIA remains to be evaluating the influence of this proposal on its trackside operations and personnel, and can present its suggestions to the Fee.”