Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has suggested Formula 1 should look at opening radio channels further in order to enhance the entertainment value during races.
Formula 1 has come in for criticism in recent events for the processional nature up front, with the three leaders in Belgium all running one-stop Medium/Hard strategies.
But Wolff defended the situation and believes Formula 1 needs to find a way of promoting behind-the-scenes tension and drama during grands prix.
“I understand what the fans say and there are some races which are not very entertaining and there’s others which are the contrary,” said Wolff.
“I think it would be to say there’s good football games and there’s football games but as a matter of fact nobody wants to see a team running away with the championship.
“We always doubt, we don’t really believe that we are running away with the championship but obviously there’s a lot more drama happening behind the curtains, getting parts ready, having engine failed on dynos, trying to bring upgrades to the track last minute.
“Then, like in Belgium, all the worries around making it to the end on a one-stop.
“I think what we should look at really making those communications be available to the fans so they can really follow the action and see what’s going on the intercoms and if every team would open up then maybe that could be an additional way of enhancing the entertainment factor.”
Wolff is nonetheless hopeful that Formula 1’s new-for-2020 venues will provide further intrigue for fans.
“I think Mugello is an unbelievable race track that I know from my time and it will be very exciting to see Formula 1 cars there,” said Wolff.
“I am looking forward to going to Portimao – up and down. Again, a very entertaining place, it could be a very entertaining place and then coming back to the iconic Imola too.
“Obviously then Turkey and Bahrain the other way around. A lot of changes coming towards us and I hope that they will increase the entertainment factor.”