John Floyd
Motorsport columnist
2 minute read
22 Sep 2021
7:03 am

Formula 1’s missing eyes a worry despite knife-edge title fight

John Floyd

Poor spectator attendance at the recent Italian Grand Prix and rumours of F1 being for sale two red lights the sport needs addressing.

Let’s hope to see wheel-to-wheel racing between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen without red flags and race stewards at the Russian Grand Prix (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

After two weeks of accusations and heated discussion regarding the Lewis Hamilton/Max Verstappen incident at Monza, we can hopefully watch the same two protagonists battle it out for the title, without the intervention of a safety car or recovery vehicle this weekend. We will wish for just good, hard, wheel to wheel racing in Sochi during the Russian Grand Prix. One aspect concerning the Monza weekend rose from the offices of F1 owners and the president of the FIA, Jean Todt. In an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport he was reported as asking: “Why so few spectators at Monza? During...