Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali says F1 and the FIA won't change the rules to slow down Red Bull and "manipulate" the championship.
It is no secret that the 2023 F1 season is being dominated by Red Bull Racing and Max Verstappen. The team from Milton Keynes has won the first seven races of the season and the Canadian Grand Prix this weekend should be happy hunting ground for Red Bull as they look to make it eight out of eight victories.
Red Bull leads both the drivers championship and constructors championship with a big points margain in both. Max Verstappen currently leads the drivers by 53 points over teammate Sergio Perez while the team themselves lead the constructors by a comfortable 135 points. Formula 1's CEO Stefano Domenicali has recently commented on the dominance Red Bull has with its RB19 stating that the sport won't be changing rules anytime soon as it would be unfair.
When speaking on the 'Beyond the Grid' podcast by F1 and asked about the situation the sport is in currently with how dominant Red Bull has been Domenicali said, ": “I think it is not fair to say that. It's not correct because we cannot be seen as part of manipulation. This is not correct, and this is not fair. I am not [imagining] at all this kind of approach.”
He thinks that F1 is better off keeping things how they are with the mid season standings coming into effect with how they currently are as the will be effecting development as the season goes on. Domenicali also does not want to engineer how the championship plays out and we all know the backlash of the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix played out with fans complaining when the FIA stepped to 'fix' a championship. "I think that's the right approach now, also because the rules have been changed not many years ago. Therefore, this will happen for sure," he want onto say.