Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone dismissed the threat of a U.S. Grand Prix boycott on Saturday after cash-strapped smaller teams suggested they could take drastic action to push their demands for more money.
Formula One`s commercial supremo said he wanted to tear up all team contracts and rewrite the rules as talk of race boycotts and financial failure swept the U.S. Grand Bernie Ecclestone Prix paddock on Saturday.
Formula One`s cash-strapped smaller teams could boycott Sunday`s U.S. Grand Prix unless their complaints about the division of revenues are heard, Force India deputy principal Bob Fernley said on Saturday.
Awarding double points for the final race of the Formula One season is a gimmick but one that American fans may understand more than most, according to the country`s last world champion Mario Andretti.
Formula one would reportedly trial a virtual safety car at the U.S. Grand Prix this weekend, in light of eliminating the possibility of a repeat of the accident that left Marussia driver Jules Bianchi in a critical condition.