Exciting races a warning against 'erratic' decisions for F1's future

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes entertaining races in Bahrain and China should act as a warning to not make "erratic" decisions about Formula 1's future

Exciting races a warning against 'erratic' decisions for F1's future

In addition to the major changes planned for 2021 efforts are currently underway to change next year's aerodynamic package to help boost overtaking, a direct reaction to an uneventful opening race in Australia.

"It shows that we are a little bit erratic with our decisions, and one race makes people try to do things that maybe are sometimes not necessary," said Wolff when asked by Autosport about how entertaining the last two races have been.

"This is how Formula 1 always was. We had a first stint that you could have judged as being boring.

"And we had a second half of the race that was unbelievable motor racing.

"We just have to accept it. There are good football games, and there are bad football games.

"[In China], first half was not good, second half of the match was great excitement."

Asked if the recent dominance by Mercedes had been the biggest issue he joked: "I wish we were back in the past and had that situation..."

Force India team principal Bob Fernley agreed that changes should be properly considered, while also suggesting that F1 should take the opportunity to introduce elements of the proposed 2021 package earlier, when possible.

"We should let it roll a little bit longer, and see where we go," he said. "There are other things that we could look at and start introducing leading towards the 2021 programme.

"Fundamentally we're very close to it being there. The focus should be on how we can start to bring in the 2021 programme and start getting the benefits of that rather than fixing something that's not really broken."

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