The episodes of Spa will soon end on the tables of the Federation: we need a regulatory change that does not recreate the conditions for another farce. He promised it Jean Todt: the president of the FIA has postponed any discussion on the Belgian Grand Prix and its corollaries to October, for example the assignment of half the points despite only two laps, among other things raced behind the Safety Car, and the failure reimbursement to those who dedicated the weekend to Formula 1, being then repaid in the worst way.
– Jean Todt (@JeanTodt) August 31, 2021
“This year’s Belgian Grand Prix presented extraordinary challenges. Land windows where the rain was supposed to stop did not come. A small one appeared at the end of the day: right there we tried to start the Grand Prix, but the conditions worsened again.Todt said in an FIA statement. “Therefore, due to the lack of visibility, we were unable to run the entire race in sufficiently safe conditions for the drivers, marshals and brave spectators who have waited for many hours in the rain, for which I am very sorry. The FIA, along with Formula 1 and the teams, will carefully review the regulations to see what can be learned and what to improve for the future. The conclusions, including the issue of the awarding of points, will be added to the agenda of the next F1 Commission meeting on October 5th“.
Many teams and drivers expressed their negative opinion on what happened, with some of them arguing over the attitude of the FIA and Race Director Michael Masi. Among these was the reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton, who, through his Instagram profile, summarized the day as a “farce”Which generated only economic interests for F1 to the detriment of the hundreds of people who flocked to the stands who did not attend the show. Even the president of Formula 1 Stefano Sundays he underlined the need to consider a regulatory change in order not to repeat what happened in Spa-Francorchamps.