NOVEMBER 13, 2016
Marko urges F1 to end penalty era
Dr Helmut Marko has urged F1 to end the current era of driver penalties.
It emerged in Brazil that, at the next Strategy Group meeting, Bernie Ecclestone and several teams will call on the FIA to dramatically simplify the rules.
The latest move follows the Mexican grand prix, where a penalty against Sebastian Vettel's move on Daniel Ricciardo is still being discussed, reviewed and now appealed.
Ferrari arrived in Brazil urging the stewards to review new evidence, but the FIA rejected the plea. The great Italian team has now indicated it will appeal.
But Red Bull's Marko says the sport is hurting itself.
"The last four laps of the race in Mexico were the best in the whole season," he told Auto Motor und Sport.
"But what are we talking about now? Penalties, protests and appeals with two weeks delay.
"I say 'Let the drivers drive'," the former F1 and sports car driver added.