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F1 strategy meeting to be held

Formula One will hold a strategy meeting on Wednesday to discuss numerous issues in the sport, including the apparent decline in popularity.

Just days after Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo called for a future meeting to discuss the problem, such as the decline in television audiences, the area be discussed by the the F1 Commission, who are made up from Formula One teams, promoters, sponsors and FIA president Jean Todt and Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

Autosport Magazine has reported that:

'Improving the show: how can we make Formula 1 more attractive to our fans?'

And: 'The rule changes: who is going to take responsibility for educating the public in order to reinforce their information?'

Have both been added to the agenda which will also discuss the current noise of the new v6 Turbo-Hybrid engines and costs in Formula One.

The main focus of the meeting had originally been set to be the ongoing debate over cost cutting, a long drawn out process as the teams all have different agenda's behind their involvement in the sport.

In fact it's the teams own agenda's that are always put first instead of the good of Formula One, as the teams try to run the sport via comity.

F1's Strategy Group made up from the top teams on the grid have proposed a number of cost-cutting measures which could be rubber-stamped at the meeting.

It's the last chance for such proposals to make it through the system in time for next season, a meeting of the FIA's World Motor Sport Council will take place in Munich on June 26th to ratify any proposals.

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Writer: Red5 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday June 18 2014

Time: 10:00AM


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