Time to tackle the fu­ture

Change at the top should lead to a healthy F1 over­haul

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For­mula 1 has gone through a revo­lu­tion in the last 10 days, with Bernie Ec­cle­stone’s re­moval from the top ta­ble and the new breed set­ting out its stall for the fu­ture of grand prix rac­ing.

Like him or loathe him – and there are plenty on ei­ther side of that fence – but F1 with­out Bernie is go­ing to be a very dif­fer­ent place and now is the time to iron out some of the in­trin­sic prob­lems that have been al­lowed to go unchecked in the pre­vi­ous regime.

The news that there is a de­sire to make F1 cars less com­pli­cated in the fu­ture is go­ing to be a ben­e­fit for all, and the redis­tri­bu­tion of wealth in the pad­dock will be a life­line for some of the smaller op­er­a­tions. A reshuf­fling of the rev­enue streams could help save some of the ail­ing Euro­pean GPS too. Bernie tried to drum up as much rev­enue as he could for his pay­mas­ters CVC, and that was the root of the prob­lems. That model has now changed.

Those are the nuts and bolts of the changes, but there will be other things that fans no­tice too, par­tic­u­larly in the way that the sport is mar­keted. These will be ex­cit­ing times. Matt James, Edi­tor (Twit­ter: @Mat­tjm­news)

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