Seidl: Turkish GP went against "the DNA of Formula 1"

21-11-2020 16:16 | Updated: 21-11-2020 16:28
by GPblog.com
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Seidl: Turkish GP went against the DNA of Formula 1

Although the slippery track and humid weather conditions meant a great spectacle last weekend, the race was completely wrong when it came to the real goal of the sport: building the best car, according to McLaren boss Andreas Seidl in an interview with Motorsport.com.

Seidl, like everyone else, enjoyed the crazy Turkish GP, but he also wants to make an immediate comment: we shouldn't be seduced by the spectacle. “It's clear everyone wants to see cars fighting on track, wants to see overtaking manoeuvres, wants to see also that not always the same cars [are] at the front, wants to see that people can actually make up positions coming through the field from the back," Seidl admits. 

He continues: “But at the same time, F1 is also about, in normal conditions, putting up or designing the best car and making it the best performing car. And then it's also normal that the best car is in front in qualifying and in the race as well. That's part of the DNA as well of F1.” Siedl thus argues that when a circuit is unable to provide a solid basis for F1 cars to maximally perform, it should not be hosting a race.

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