Russell wants Formula 1 to be like Moto GP

Date published: June 3 2019

George Russell wants Formula 1 to be as exciting as Moto GP from 2021.

George Russell says he hopes the planned 2021 regulation changes will make Formula 1 as “exciting” as Moto GP.

Liberty Media are looking to overhaul the sport in 2021, and while progress has been very slow, there are hopes that “guidelines” will at least be in place by the end of June deadline.

From a racing perspective, Liberty hope to make it easier for cars to follow each other, promoting overtaking, and plan to introduce a budget cap to generate a more competitive field.

Russell, who is a big fan of Moto GP – the top class of motorbike racing – would like to see Formula 1 produce races with a similar level of excitement from 2021.

“Its just, their racing is incredible. It reminds me a bit of karting where you can almost overtake in every single corner and swapping for positions,” he told RaceFans.

“It is a bit of a shame Formula 1 cannot be more like that. But I think Liberty are very on top of that and hopefully come 2021 we’ll be slightly more in that direction.”

However, the Mercedes junior and current Williams racer has no intention of taking the handlebars of a Moto GP challenger any time soon.

“Not at this stage,” he said when asked by RaceFans if he fancied giving it a go.

“I’m fully focussed on Formula 1 and don’t want to risk unnecessary injury.”

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