Ferrari team principal Frederic Vasseur has reassured that he has no intention of using the team’s veto.
The Scuderia maintained their veto in the latest concord agreement which became active two years ago. It allows Formula 1’smost successful team to stand in the way of any regulation changes that might adversely affect it or the sport.
Ferrari last used that right eight years ago to prevent customer teams buying power units for no more than $12 million.
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Vasseur will use his membership on the F1 commission to positively influence the sport as a whole – not just Ferrari.
“It’s a team representative and an F1 Commission representative on the World [Motorsport] Council, it means that I’m not voting for Ferrari,” he told RacingNews365.com.
“I’m supposed to vote in function of the decisions of the teams, this is crystal clear for. The [F1 Commission meeting] was quite smooth and we’ll have a debrief about it.”
While not everyone will always agree – such is the complexity of law making in F1 – Vasseur is satisfied that the F1 commission is doing a fine job.
“The power of the veto, I think Ferrari have never used it in the past because the level of work done at the F1 Commission – even if sometimes we are not on the same page and are fighting each other,” added the 54-year-old.
“But I think the quality of the job done at the F1 Commission level is very good and when we are bringing something [forward], the next step I think is quite finalised.
“I mean that honestly, I don’t see where we could use [the veto] in the short term.”