F1 CEO: Ferrari MUST be treated like all the other teams

Monday, 12 february 2018, 06:51 , by Matthew Scott

Formula One CEO Chase Carey has insisted that Ferrari 'must be treated like all the other teams' in the sport in regards to the Prancing Horse's continuous complaints about engine changes and their subsequent threats to leave F1 altogether if compromises cannot be reached.

Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne has been the biggest critic of Liberty Media's decision to limit engines to three per season as well as introduced more standarsised engines and a budget cap from the 2021 season onwards.

F1 chief executive officer Carey says he respects what the Scuderia has accomplished in the sport, but that they must be treated like all other teams.

"Ferrari has a unique importance and is a legend, but it must be treated like all the other teams," Carey told Italy's Corriere della Sera.

"We want them to remain part of the category -- we want to change the sport for the better, not change the teams.Agreements can be reached, but the main objective is non-negotiable: the interest of the fans comes first.

"We have to improve the show we offer on the track. The aerodynamics do not help and I am told that it is also a problem of some of the circuits."

Liberty Media and Carey have been in place for just over a year now, and the CEO is happy with the developments the new owners have made so far.

"In the beginning, the priority was to look at the organisational parts, and we did that," Carey continued.

"Then we wanted to give a fresh air to the environment, as only negative things were being heard -- like when Bernie said he would not spend money to watch a race.

"Now everything is more open, there is a lot of social activity, ticket prices have gone down and we have created entertainment areas for the fans. All that accelerates the change."

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Comments (23)

  • Zahid Zaza
    "We want them to remain part of the category -- we want to change the sport for the better, not change the teams.Agreements can be reached, but the main objective is non-negotiable: the interest of the fans comes first. If they think about fans interest, then they should bring back refueling, bigger and noisier engine, no more rule for tyre.. When team strategy is there, F1 will be interesting to watch from the beginning till the end..
  • Claude-Francois Simard
    No. No no Cause only Ferrari was given 120 millions a year from the formula one management. Making Lamborghini Race out OUT FORMULA 1. Ferrari bullylied sport racing like mafia bully does. You must tell the truth. Ecf Intel
  • Aidan Millward
    They’ve competed in every season, but they didn’t race at the first ever race because of money. It’s always been about the money.
  • Rudy Cloon
    only problem is that Ferrari probably has as many fans as all the other teams combined, so if they care about the fans..................
  • João Júlio Manzi
    The Prancing Horse are the only team to have competed in every season of the sport Big shit
  • Amitabh Krishna
    Think Ferrari should show the middle finger to this bugger. If Ferrari leave F1 there will be no F1.
  • Wullie Ormond
    Just because they have competed in every season does not make them entitled.
  • David Ratcliffe
    Sack that what are you going to do about no f1 on TV in 2019, don't want sky
  • Simon Williamson
    Dickhead...im over these new f1 Wankers.....BRING BERNIE BACK
  • Karl Davy
    who cares ... f1 is not ferrari, ferrari is because of F1
  • Tim English
    Who cares if they leave! They think they control the F1 Sport...
  • Bob Deitrich
    A race should start with a level playing field.
  • Andy Hall
    Good and if they don't like it they can fuck off
  • Geoffrey Charman
    About time ALL teams are treated equal.
  • Tim Joyce
    Liberty ain’t totally full of shit then
  • Gary Price
    There is no F1 without Ferrari.
  • Michael Swales
    Yes you will remove Ferrari bloody yank
  • Olivier Simard
    A really good news
  • Mervyn Keown
    Most trusted Ferrari Forever.
  • Norbert Hennemann
    Mercedes too

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