Stefano Domenicali has warned Formula 1 critics, over the the current state of the sport amid current rule changes.
Sweeping changes have been made in recent years in order to try and grow the fanbase – particularly in the USA, with current F1 owners Liberty Media hailing from the States.
Sprint races have been introduced to selected Grand Prix weekends and with the shorter races taking place on Saturdays.
Defending champion Max Verstappen was among drivers who does not like the changes made and has even threatened to quit if race weekends continued to alter, stating that he would 'not be around for too long'.
Domenicali is adamant the changes will pay off in the long term and they decided with fans in mind.
"They are part of this sport and this business, and it grows because we are thinking bigger," he added.
"Sometimes being out of our comfort zone is not easy, but we cannot be lazy or complacent – just as we can review some of the specifics of the sprint weekend format at the end of the season once we have tried it out on the intended six occasions. We won’t have sprints every weekend, either."
"But we have a new audience and need to provide value for money every session, not let everyone drive around in circles for the sole benefit of engineers and drivers."
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