Zak Brown had some very interesting things to say yesterday re: the power some teams have gained over F1. He likened it to those teams "holding the sport hostage". Among other things, Brown is saying what many of us here have been saying for years - that the teams, especially the bigger ones, have far too much control over rules, enforcement, policies, and the direction of F1, and that it's time for the FIA and FOM to start behaving once again like a governing body.
IMHO Brown is spot on in his remarks, and I hope someone who matters is listening.
I would normally quote some from the articles, but all of Brown's quotes from yesterday are incisive and insightful, imho, and I can't find anything I feel ok leaving out. We can't post articles in their entirety, so I'll just link them.
Some teams ‘holding F1 hostage’, B teams still a problem - Brown
McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown says Liberty Media and the FIA need to take more control of Formula 1 because some teams are “effectively holding the sport hostage”.
There are also a few good quotes here that aren't in the Racer article.
Brown hits out at ‘pantomime antics’, urges reform
McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown says Formula 1 at times resembled a “pantomime audition” in 2021, due to antics of rival team bosses, and has called for reform to the overall structure.
Edited by AustinF1, 18 January 2022 - 18:11.