Enquiry into British GP 'phenomenon'

FIA president Max Mosley has urged key figures in Formula 1 to pinpoint the reasons why this year's British Grand Prix was so exciting, according to AUTOSPORT magazine this week

Enquiry into British GP 'phenomenon'

Team bosses are due to meet in the next few weeks to consider major changes, including revised formats and sporting regulations, as F1 looks to ways to improve the show further.

"There was something very interesting going on [at Silverstone] because the cars seemed to be able to overtake and run with grip in places where you would not expect," said Mosley. There weren't any marbles so we're not quite sure why - was it the circuit, was it the surface, was it the new tyres or did the new tyres or did the drivers just experience a massive adrenaline charge.

"We are talking to everybody because, following the race at Magny-Cours, everyone was saying, 'This is terrible' and now all of a sudden that has gone away."

Mosley believes that before any changes are made, F1 needs to consult the general public: "The team bosses have been in the business for 30 years, they're all over 50, they're all multi-millionaires and they never watch it on TV. So they don't really know what is going on. The hundreds of millions of people out there are all different - they are under 50, they are not millionaires but they do watch F1 on TV."

For the full story, read this week's edition of AUTOSPORT.

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