Belgium

Last Race: 24th Aug Belgium

Belgium GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Daniel Ricciardo
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Valtteri Bottas

Briatore: It's not our Formula 1

Thursday 12th June 2014

 RSS

Share:

Briatore: It's not our Formula 1

Briatore: It's not our Formula 1

A third of the way into the new season and Flavio Briatore says he is not enjoying the sport's new regulations.

This season, F1 swapped from 2.4-litre V8s to 1.6-litre turbocharged V6 engines while fuel economy also came to the fore.

There were a lot of complaints about both in the opening races, although of late those voices have grown quiet.

However, one that remains unhappy with the situation is former team boss Briatore.

"I do not like this new Formula One," the Italian said. "It's not our Formula 1."

He pointed a finger at cars that "do not make a noise", drivers having to "save fuel" and "fake overtaking".

He added: "It is no longer a sport of gladiators, it is a sport of accountants."

The Italian also weighed in on Ferrari's dismal season, saying the team is suffering because they are based in Italy.

"Ferrari is in a deep crisis this year and has lost the chance of recovery," Briatore told Mix24 on Radio 24.

"Ferrari is paying for the location as Maranello is definitely not the centre of the tech world, that's England."

It's Go, Go, Go In Belgium

Editor's Picks

Team-Mate Wars: Belgian GP

Team-Mate Wars: Belgian GP

Lewis, Daniel and Jenson extended their considerable leads in TMW, but for once Fernando let one slip...

Winners and Losers: Spa

Winners and Losers: Spa

Daniel Ricciardo made it two on the trot thanks to Nico Rosberg's one-man campaign at wrecking Mercedes' challenge...

Stand-Out Moments In 2014

Stand-Out Moments In 2014

Stuff the critics, Andrew Davies thinks this has been an outstanding year of F1 and delivers his 10 magnificent moments...

What Will Alonso Do Next?

What Will Alonso Do Next?

Fernando Alonso is well known for his love of magic, but he needs to pull a rabbit out of a hat very quickly...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...