Cape Town - Formula 1 "should" look into some teams running
either one or three cars to bolster the grid; that's according to the sport's
technical director Pat Symonds.
At present the rules state that all teams must run two cars.
There is, however, a provision for single-car teams but only
in the event of one of the team's two drivers being injured.
Symonds, though, feels it is something that the sport should
RaceFans.net quoted Symonds as having said during last
week's Motorsport Industry Association conference: "It hasn’t been on the
agenda, [but] it’s a good point and probably at our next meeting it’s something
we will debate.
"What has been considered is what is the ideal number
of cars. More in the context of 'should we introduce more teams to Formula
But while Symonds is in favour of the idea, he acknowledges
that some teams won't support it and big like this need consensus amongst all
"I think at the moment one of the problems that Formula
One has suffered from is that the teams have probably held too much power. It’s
a little bit of ‘turkeys voting for Christmas’ sometimes.
"I guess they’ll be worried that if there was a smaller
number of teams with a big power base, that’s probably not conducive to change
and we all need to change and evolve as our sport changes, as the world around