Maranello, 14 April – The president of the Italian Olympic Committee, Giovanni Malagò, agrees with the survey run by the Ferrari website on the new Formula 1 format: “I speak on behalf of Italian sports people and fans, I don’t like this Formula 1 and in my opinion it’s delivered a product that has absolutely no sense,” said the top man of Italian sport at the launch of the Italian International Tennis tournament in Rome.
“In my opinion, it’s a form of self-harm. I hope the people who run the sport look again at the rules because the way Formula 1 is now, it has much less appeal and that’s a shame as it is an extraordinary world.”
At the end of March, Ferrari had organised a survey aimed at the fans, asking if the 2104 version of Formula 1 was a hit or not. The result was unequivocal, with over 80% of voters rejecting the new format, dominated by fuel management and the new power unit which lacked the all-important sound of the top category of motor sport.