Chase Carey on priorities for 2019 and beyond …March 5, 2019
In Liberty Media have repeatedly talked about the need for transformations in Formula 1 for the sake of greater entertainment, but at the Geneva Motor Show, executive director Chase Carey said that there will be no major changes …
Chase Carey “In the search for ways to increase the attractiveness of the Grand Prix for the fans, we respect the history of the sport and its key values. Formula 1 is a fantastic sport with a great history and a huge number of fans – this needs to be preserved, but we are open to finding ways to make it even more interesting. I don’t think that the race should become shorter – there are other opportunities to increase the interest and involvement of the audience.
Perhaps due to the fact that I am an American, Formula 1 racing does not seem to me too long. Competitions in those sports, which I follow in America, last much longer than our race.
In the season of 2019 we have two strategic priorities. The first is to convey to people not only our technological leadership, but also the incredible success of Formula 1 in the way of improving the efficiency of hybrid power plants. We will continue to reduce carbon emissions and will implement a number of other environmental initiatives that allow us to work on the leading edge of modern technologies that are used in the construction of mass-produced machines.
The second priority – we will continue to emphasize that Formula 1 is a sport for all, that women have the opportunity to participate in it. We aim to develop our global sport in all parts of the world. We want Formula 1 to retain its magic and charm, but become more open.
The 2019 season is just one step in our long-term program. We will continue to work with the FIA to change the configuration of the tracks to intensify the struggle and increase entertainment. We will bring Formula 1 to new countries, starting with the Grand Prix of Vietnam, will increase the possibilities and coverage of television broadcasts – there are many initiatives in this program. ”
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