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We have to look at the whole topic of overtaking and racing, and how the cars can race each other and overtake each other. I would prefer that to be a normal process rather than something that is enhanced by DRS. But DRS is a solution because we had a problem at the time, so I don't think we should rush into taking DRS off. But what I would like to see is a better long-term solution to car design that enables us not to need DRS.
The commercial rights holder...is going to also focus on making the show as good as it can be and the entertainment and the sport as good as it can be. Every decision that's going to be made in the future...all have to tick some boxes and those boxes will be 'does it make the sport better? Does it make it more entertaining? Does it make it more economic?'. I think the message is that we are fighting the corner to make the sport as entertaining and as viable and as economic as we can for the future.
I hope with the continued pressure that we can apply, we can steer the sport into a better place. The teams I have spoken to have been very positive about the changes, and very optimistic about the future. So it's encouraging.
We need to... see if there is a better way for Formula One overall to distribute the funds. My personal view is that a healthy Formula One is where there is a good stock of teams that can stand on their own two feet. If those teams spend far more money than they have and go bust then we can't stop that.
But you want to get them over the breadline so at least if they do a sensible job with good management then they are going to have a good business... and we are going to get new teams in.
I've enjoyed consulting with Liberty Media these last few months and I'm looking forward to working with Chase, Sean and the rest of the Formula One team to help the evolution of the sport. We have an almost unprecedented opportunity to work together with the teams and promoters for a better F1 for them and, most importantly, for the fans.
If you ask me what F1 needs, it needs a plan; a three-year and a five-year plan. My view is we haven?t got the ideal structure for creating that plan and implementing it over time.
There was lots of controversy around the book he has written, and succession and transition are never easy.
I joined the team end of 2007, 2008 we had a building year, 2009 we won the world championship so you know this team, at least the period I've been involved, it's not had a bad history.