Kaltenborn: Formula 1 has become ‘too technical’


Sauber boss Monisha Kaltenborn has said Formula 1 is now "too technical" and supports the idea of the sport becoming more open.

Kaltenborn believes Formula 1 is too difficult to understand and, as a result, risks alienating its fanbase.

"We have in some ways far too technical that even people within the sport do not understand it fully," said Kaltenborn via Autosport.

"Do we really need that? No.

"We are not here in a technical world.

"Technical excellence is part of F1 but it needs to be balanced out with other interests as well."

FOM boss Ross Brawn has recently stated that information about the technical aspects of the cars could be shared in order to make the sport more competitive and Kaltenborn would welcome such a move.

Kaltenborn added: "This kind of openness is good because you're giving insight into the sport, you're giving a connection to the people.

"Otherwise it's like you can watch from afar, you see either on TV or through a fence.

"This is what we should change.

"You look at how successful other sports are by opening up.

"You have to open up a little."