Schumacher: F1 needs manufacturers


7-time world champion Michael Schumacher has voiced his opinion on the FOTA/FIA row on a video broadcast from Ferrari.

“It is not a very exciting situation that we are facing – especially the sport that I have participated most of my life in and that I really love. To see what is going on there, it is not very great,” said Schumacher.

“At the end of the day, if you think Ferrari, the name is so important, it is so big in this sport. It became big due to the sport but it actually grew the sport at the same time.

“You cannot see F1 without Ferrari or the other manufacturers who have participated for so long. I really believe that somehow they must find a solution – and the solution can only be that it suits those teams that have built up F1 to the state that it is now.

“You cannot expect drastic changes to be accepted by such important manufacturers. Yes, you have a target, yes, you want to reduce costs, but you have to do it step by step, you cannot turn the world around in one day – that is impossible.”

I am sure that Ferrari’s press officer thought this would be a good idea to garner FOTA sympathy and guess what? IT WORKED! I agree completely Schumi and it is good to see the German supporting the team and FOTA with his efforts. I am sure he has no contractual obligation that would make him do this video so participating in this is just his way of supporting Ferrari, FOTA and the essence of F1. Good for him.

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