The Formula 1 will be under the watchful eye of video surveillance in the future
Addressing the audience, Formula fans, the public, Sulayem said that the decision to introduce the VAR system was made at the last meeting of the Formula 1 board and adopted after the vote of the director of all teams, as well as the executive director of the competition Stefanо Domenicali .
The new president of Formula 1 , Mohammed bin Sulayem, fulfilled the promise he made before coming to this position, and announcing it today may be the most important news for the new season of “fastest circus” – since the upcoming championship, the VAR system will be monitored during each race.
Just like in football, video surveillance will be an aid in car racing in a more accurate view of the controversial moments that we have seen in Formula 1 of previous seasons.
ddressing the audience, Formula fans, the public, Sulayem said that the decision to introduce the VAR system was made at the last meeting of the Formula 1 board and adopted after the vote of the director of all teams, as well as the executive director of the competition Stefano Domenicali
Sulayem approached how the VAR system will work in practice, more or less, the model is almost the same as in football: in one of the rooms at the headquarters of the World Automobile Federation (FIA) will be installed surveillance system the competition director will monitor each race and receive real-time data, recordings and all necessary information for later accurate assessment in case of disputes.
Direct radio communication during the race, which is broadcast live on all televisions, will be eliminated in order to protect the race director in the VAR room from any pressure and to be able to make decisions peacefully. It will still be possible to ask questions to the director of the race, according to a well-defined process – said Sulayem.
With this plan, the FIA, they believe in this body, has made a step forward in the Formula 1 trial.
There is no sport without judges. Respect and support for judges is the essence of the FIA. That is why these structural changes are crucial in the context of strong development and legitimate expectations of drivers, teams, manufacturers, organizers and, of course, fans – said the head of Formula 1.
Let us remind you that the director of Formula 1 races, Michael Masi , was fired as a consequence of the last, stormy championship, after some of his decisions at the end of the season caused a great storm. This was especially the case in the last race, where in the final lap Max Verstappen overtook Lewis Hamilton in a thriller fight and took the title.