Jost Capito doesn’t need Formulation 1 to punish success

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Williams CEO Jost Capito doesn’t need Formulation 1 to go down the route of punishing the most effective groups for his or her success.

Formulation 1 is pushing to introduce dash races rather than qualifying at three rounds of the 2021 season, which might then set the grid for Sunday’s grand prix.

Though there are disagreements between the groups and F1 bosses on the prices of ‘Dash Qualifying’, it’s anticipated the idea will a minimum of be trialled.

Dash races had been advised final season, however the truth they might have been contested with reverse grids proved very unpopular and so that idea was dropped.

And regardless that Formulation 1 proper now could be beneath stress with Mercedes having received the final seven Drivers’ and Constructors’ titles in succession, Capito doesn’t need the purity of the game to be tampered with.

FIA president Jean Todt had stated just lately the governing physique wouldn’t must artificially combine up the order if the different groups have been extra aggressive.

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“I consider Formulation 1 is the head of the game and it ought to be enticing as a result of it’s a lovely sport, not as a result of it’s a random factor,” Capito is quoted as saying by Motorsport.com.

“That’s the reason I’m not in favour of the reverse grid. It’s not as a result of I feel we [Williams] are actually on the entrance of the grid. That’s not why I don’t need an inverted grid.

“If we speak in regards to the guidelines, I’ve to speak about what’s finest for the Championship as a result of provided that the game is doing properly can the groups enhance and go in the proper route. If the worth of Formulation 1 goes down, the worth of everybody concerned in it goes down.

“I stress that after we focus on between groups, we focus on what’s finest for the self-discipline. And after we resolve what’s finest for the Championship, with out simply specializing in what’s finest for our staff beneath the present laws, it’s about what’s finest for F1. You must align all of that after which struggle inside these laws and put a contest collectively.

“In rallying, at Volkswagen, after we have been very profitable, Jean Todt got here as much as me at a rally and stated ‘hey Jost, you’re successful an excessive amount of’. I stated ‘go to the others and inform them they’re dropping an excessive amount of’. Since you shouldn’t blame the man who does the most effective job.

“I feel in motorsport, and particularly in Formulation 1, there ought to be no steadiness of efficiency [reference to the performance rebalancing system in endurance racing] or synthetic competitors as a result of the blokes who do the most effective job and the drivers who do the most effective job ought to win. And in the event that they win for 10 years, they win for 10 years, high quality. So everybody has to catch up and do a greater job.

“However you shouldn’t be punished in Formulation 1 for…doing the most effective job. When you do a greater job and also you catch up, you shouldn’t be punished with a efficiency steadiness that may take you backwards.

“I actually like Formulation 1, it’s a pure sport. It ought to stay a pure sport with out making it artificially attention-grabbing as a result of I feel that’s not what the followers wish to see.”

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