With the Formula 1 teams?óÔé¼Ôäó association set to announce its plans for the future of F1 (more on that later) Felipe Massa has served up a side show to the main event with some entertainingly barmy suggestions of his own.
He wants F1 races to be shorter: ?óÔé¼?ôbecause in the last 15 laps nobody cares about the race any more.?óÔé¼?Ø I remember the last few laps of the Belgian and Brazilan rounds last year being the best action we saw all year thanks to some late rain showers we would have missed if the races had been 15 laps shorter.
But that?óÔé¼Ôäós nothing compared to Massa’s next idea, which can only be parody:
Friday is not so important for the show, so you can use the Saturday morning, and take away the Friday, and do two, three or four (test) sessions during the season, not together, separated, making a testing championship.
Maybe the winner has a bonus for the championship, or whatever you want to give.
A testing championship? Surely he didn?óÔé¼Ôäót suggest that seriously?
Hopefully FOTA?óÔé¼Ôäós plans will be much better than this when they announce them.
Massa concluded by saying: ?óÔé¼?ôIf everybody has an opinion and suggests ideas, all together we can make a good championship.?óÔé¼?Ø In which case my opinion is that we all ignore Massa?óÔé¼Ôäós suggestions, and instead file them under ?óÔé¼?ôthings we?óÔé¼Ôäóll pretend he never said?óÔé¼?Ø along with ‘Silverstone isn’t flat enough?óÔé¼Ôäó.