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F1 risks extinction within a decade – Vettel

Jan.17 Formula 1 is at risk of going extinct with a decade. That is the stark warning laid out by quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel, who accuses the sport of stalling its engine as the rest of the world looks to the future. In conversation with Tages-Anzeiger newspaper, the Aston Martin driver pointed the finger at F1's technical rules and race calendar for not being as 'fast and progressive' in many social and environmental ways. 'Financial interests should not be the top priority in planning the calendar,' said Vettel, 34. 'We shouldn't fly east to west or north to south, but wherever is closest. Banning plastic in the stands and the paddock can also make a big difference,' the...
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