Formula 1 motorsport director Ross Brawn says the sport cannot allow future rules changes to be “blocked completely” by opposition from teams.
An attempt to introduce reverse-grid ‘qualifying races’ at three rounds on the 2020 F1 calendar were frustrated when two teams blocked the proposal.
As RaceFans reported earlier this week, the new governance structure planned for the 2021 F1 season should make it easier for those running the sport to pass new rules.
“When the new governance comes in, that will take over and allow the development of the rules as they are now,” said Brawn in response to a question from RaceFans. “But I think one of the crucial things about the governance going forward is we don’t have the situation where we get blocked completely from any change in the future.
“The governance has to be a nicer and better balance of stability for the teams with the ability to make developments when they’re really essential.”
Brawn insisted the changes that Liberty Media and the sport’s governing body wants to make are for the good of the championship.
“The priority for Formula 1, the priority for the FIA is just to make the sport as great as possible. We don’t have any other objectives, so our objectives are purely that.
“So when it comes to changes that are going to happen in the future, it’s always with those principles in mind.”
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