Baku, Azerbaijan, June 23
By Anvar Mammadov – Trend:
The format of Formula 1 competitions may be changed, F1 Managing Director of Motorsports Ross Brawn told a press conference in Baku.
This can be done in order to increase popularity of the races, he said June 23.
Brawn noted that the number of teams participating in the competitions can be increased as well.
There was no team in the history of Formula 1 that dealt with the economic side of the project, he said, adding such a team has already been gathered.
Brawn said the main goal is to make the competition more attractive for viewers, and in this regard, it is planned to make some changes to the format of the competition and the rules.
Another thing that will make Formula 1 more spectacular is elimination of the gap between the top teams and the rest ones, he said, adding the weak teams will hopefully be given more opportunities in future.
He further pointed out that it is planned to make certain technical changes by 2020.
The eighth round of the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship – the 2017 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix started today in Baku.
Ten teams, two drivers in each, will compete on the 6-kilometer Baku City Circuit.
The width of the widest part of the track is 13 meters, and the narrowest part is 7.6 meters between the turns 7 and 8.
The Start and Finish lanes are located at the Azadlig Square. Moreover, the Formula 1 Paddock, team garages and pit lanes are also located there.