Vettel not ruling out F1 driver strike image

(Inautonews.com/GMM) Sebastian Vettel has refused to rule out a drivers’ strike amid concerns about new rule changes in F1.

The new world champion has been a vocal opponent of some of this year’s changes, particularly the increased driver workload due to the adjustable rear wing.

“Most drivers agreed it could be a safety issue,” the German is quoted as saying by the Mirror.

With chairman Rubens Barrichello and Felipe Massa, 23-year-old Vettel is a director of the safety oriented Grand Prix Drivers’ Association.

“The most important thing is that the drivers are together,” he said.

“If we all agree on something then we can be very powerful. We can say, ‘ok, we are not racing’.

“That doesn’t necessarily mean we will go on strike. We’ll try to find a solution with the FIA first,” added Vettel.

  • David Nyirenda

    I understand FIA makes a great deal of changes to abet and assist overtaking. I wish to advise that it is not possible to overtake in F1 because there are just so many rules. FIA controls all areas. I propose that FIA should consult all stakeholders worldwide if they want changes that would aid overtaking. I have a number of them. Let the tyres be as durable as in 2010 and the same time the drivers have a wide choices of strategies more so in the first of the grid. My proposal is as follows:
    1, Let them start the race with amount of fuel they qualified with
    2, Each driver should use a set of both soft and hard tyres. Each set should cover the minimum of 25% of the race in terms of distance.
    3, It should not be compulsory to fill the cars up to the end of the race. Those that they can well and good.
    4. Those that flop in the 2nd qualifying should not fuel their cars more 10% than the highest fuel load in the final qualifying.

  • David Nyirenda

    I understand FIA makes a great deal of changes to abet and assist overtaking. I wish to advise that it is not possible to overtake in F1 given a number of rules as of now. This makes the main race more of a formality and a replica of saturday qualifying.FIA controls all areas which is a mistake. I propose that FIA should consult all stakeholders worldwide if they want changes that would aid overtaking. I have a number of them. Let the tyres be as durable as was in 2010 and at the same time let drivers have a wide range of choices of strategies more so in the first 10 on the grid. My proposal is as follows:
    1, Let them start the race with amount of fuel they qualified with.
    2, Each driver should use a set of both soft and hard tyres. Each set should cover the minimum of 25% of the race in terms of distance.
    3, It should not be compulsory to fill the cars up to the end of the race. Those that they can well and good.
    4. Those that flop in the 2nd qualifying should not fuel their cars 10% than the highest fuel load in the final qualifying.

    Take on board the views of drivers.