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06/01 2018

F1 SPORTING BOSS SAYS ‘IT’S NAIVE’ TO EXPECT PASSING AT F1 MONACO GRAND PRIX…(”AND RR- AZ SAYS, THAT IS EXACTLY THE PROBLEM”)

 

There was virtually no passing at the front half of the grid in Monaco.PHOTO BY MOTORSPORT IMAGES-LAT

Ross Brawn says little, if anything, can be done to improve passing opportunities

Liberty Media sporting boss Ross Brawn says criticism of last weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix is naive.

F1 fans and drivers alike lashed out after last Sunday’s race in the principality. Two-time Formula 1 champion and McLaren driver Fernando Alonso called the race and Daniel Ricciardo’s wire-to-wire win for Red Bull, “probably the most boring race in the history of F1.”

Formula 1 championship points leader Lewis Hamilton says Formula 1 needs to restructure the Monaco Grand Prix after multiple drivers labeled the 2018 running of the event as the most boring race.

Brawn agrees that Monaco 2018 “wasn’t action packed, all the more so as the tires were the key factor. But it’s a bit naive to expect lots of duels and passing moves in Monaco.

“It’s such a special race that it should not be judged by the same criteria as the others. Naturally, the opinion of the drivers is welcome and our door is always open.

“However, in Monaco you’d need to reclaim land from the sea to do something (about the circuit) and that’s definitely not up to us.”

By GMM