Vasseur warns Formula 1: ''Otherwise teams will disappear from F1 again''

24-03-2020 12:01 | Updated: 24-03-2020 12:03
by Editorial Team
Vasseur warns Formula 1: ''Otherwise teams will disappear from F1 again''

The coronavirus has delayed the start of the Formula 1 season till at least June, but Frederic Vasseur doesn't worry too much about it. There are people with bigger problems than the F1 teams according to the Alfa Romeo team boss.

Health for entertainment

"We're not the center of the world right now. Of course, Formula 1 is not useful for society, but mainly for entertainment and improving technology. At the moment there are other concerns that are much bigger than the sport'', says Vasseur in conversation with Canal+.

The Alfa Romeo team boss doesn't want to worry too much about the delayed start and possible consequences. ''All the suffering that the virus has already caused, that is intense at the moment. As a sport we have to be humble and be able to see the problems in a perspective. We shouldn't want to drive around with cars now. When they're ready, we'll race.''

Vasseur warns Formula 1

Yet Vasseur does not hide the fact that this is a huge crisis for the world, but also for sport. ''This is the biggest crisis I have experienced in Formula 1. It has already been postponed for half a season and financially it will affect the teams enormously. In that respect, it is time to take action''.

''The financial crisis in 2008 meant that three to four teams had to leave F1 and that could happen again. We don't get TV money and without a solution we get into trouble. We are all in the same boat, so we have to come to a solution together'', concludes Vasseur with a warning for the entire F1.

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