Great Britain

Last Race: 05th July Great Britain

Great Britain GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Sebastian Vettel
Germany

Next Race: 19th July Germany

Lauda slams 'over regulated' F1

2014-07-07 12:44:00

 RSS

Share:

Lauda slams 'over regulated' F1

Niki Lauda was unhappy with the hour-long delay in Sunday's British GP, caused by the need to repair a damaged armco barrier.


Kimi Raikkonen suffered a violent crash on the opening lap of the Silverstone race, ending with his F14T spearing in the armco barrier on the left side of the track.

Such was the force of impact that Raikkonen's Ferrari damaged the barrier, resulting in an hour-long delay for repairs to be made.

And although those repairs were for safety reasons, Lauda feels it was an unnecessary wait that could have caused TV viewers to switch off.

According to the triple World Champion, it was just another sign of F1's restrictive rules.

"Formula 1 is over regulated," he said.

"Stopping the race for an hour is wrong and is bad for the sport. It's all crazy.

"To stop the race for one hour because one of the barriers is damaged is ridiculous.

"Kimi made a mistake and hit the guard rail low. I guarantee no one will hit that spot again.

"There are too many rules. A lot of people will go home or switch off the TV. It is not good for F1."

Catch up time for Seb and Rocky

Editor's Picks

F1's Not Sick, It's Neutered

F1's Not Sick, It's Neutered

As the town crier predicts the end of the F1 world, Jean Todt insists the sport just has a headache; take two and call me in the morning...

The B-Spec VJM08

The B-Spec VJM08

Force India's B-spec VJM08 made its race debut at Silverstone and Matt Somerfield looks at some of the updates...

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Nico Rosberg laughed off number two claims; the Forum laughed at him laughing it off...

Williams Update The FW37

Williams Update The FW37

Williams arrived in Austria with perhaps their largest update package for some time and Matt Somerfield looks at some of those upgrades...

PF1 Fantasy Racing

PF1 Fantasy Racing

Are you a Ross Brawn or a Paul Stoddart? Can you manage money like Bernie or Caterham? Let's find out...