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Drivers offer a 4-point plan to make F1 ‘f**king good’ again

Sebastian Vettel, Romain Grosjean are representing the Association of Grand Prix Drivers at the FIA meeting.

Formula 1 drivers presented a four-point plan to fix some of the sport’s ills to the FIA and Liberty Media on Tuesday.

A recent meeting about the 2021 rules was attended by Lewis Hamilton and Nico Hulkenberg. And on Tuesday in Geneva, Sebastian Vettel and Romain Grosjean were there to represent the now-united Grand Prix Drivers’ Association.

“We have four main points that we want to address,” Grosjean told Auto Hebdo. “They are tires, aerodynamics, the weight of the cars and the disparity of income between the teams. If we solve those four points, the competition will be very beautiful.”

He said the tires, weight and aerodynamics all work together, putting too much strain on the tires by the currently very heavy cars.

“When I started in 2009, the cars were (1,330 pounds). Now they are more than (1,630 pounds),” said Grosjean. “You really feel that difference of (300 pounds). In the slow corners, the cars are very heavy, and I’m not even talking about the start of the race where we have (1,875 pounds) with the fuel.

“We feel that it’s too much for F1,” he said.

Grosjean, who is driving for the Haas F1 Team, said Jean Todt, FIA President, promised “full support” to the GPDA.

But Ferrari driver Vettel, also in Geneva on Tuesday, said: “We presented our point of view. Let’s see what happens. If we continue only to debate, not much will happen. At some point, actions must be taken. But that doesn’t work if everyone is talking.

“Someone needs to say this is what we are doing. That’s why I think the decision-making process must be a lot simpler in the future.”

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