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Votes
1
Team payment structure
Liberty Media may have officially come to power on Monday but it wasn't enough time to save its first F1 casualty with Manor effectively folding on Friday. Vital prize money lost when Sauber leapfrogged them to 10th in the 2016 F1 world constructors' championship is seen as a key moment which sealed Manor's fate but fairer money distribution would surely keep smaller independent teams afloat. Just a chunk of Ferrari's $100 million heritage payment could have worked wonders. Payment structure and fairer distribution is essential to battle against spiralling costs.
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2
Loosen broadcasting rules
Under Bernie Ecclestone's rule at FOM no moving images of anything F1 was allowed within a set number of miles of the race circuit unless the media company held the hugely expensive broadcasting contracts. This wouldn't be an idea to rip those deals up because media companies deserve to get what they pay for. What might help is opening up to the digital era. TV football deals are vastly more expensive but recording and broadcasting rights are mainly restrained from when referees' whistles are blown. Perhaps a lights-to-flag broadcasting model could be introduced to encourage more viewers.
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3
An independent F1 strategy group
The current F1 organisation muddle of the Strategy Group, Commission and the FIA appears to give too much power to manufacturers and too little to independent teams. An overhaul is required to give a fairer opinion and direction to F1. With Ross Brawn in charge of the sporting elements, he would be an obvious moderator and judge.
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4
A firm decision on F1's technology future
In a motorsport world which includes Formula E and hybrid engines, the call for greener racing is getting louder. F1 seems to have been at a technology crossroads on the idea for the past decade. Engine cylinder numbers get smaller, hybrids are introduced but Formula E stretches ahead on the 'green charts'. This could be Ross Brawn's first major call: pursue 'green racing' and push the boundaries of technology or set a maximum fuel limit but open up regulations on engine sizes and configurations.
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5
Fairer opportunities for drivers to break into F1
With the spiralling costs for F1 teams, those with smaller revenues and budgets have had to rely on paid drivers who, putting it lightly, might not have had a talent levels to back it. There is no arguing that the talent does rise to the top - look no further than Hamilton or Verstappen - but due to lack of opportunities the past five GP2 Series champions have not automatically graduated into F1 the following season. An automation 'promotion' for the GP2 Series champion seems logical but tricky to implement with F1 teams' junior programmes. Certainly a significant funding contribution should be considered.
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6
Race weekend format changes
Friday's free practice sessions have been a staple diet in F1 for decades, but aside from the occasional engine blow or a car's trip into a wall/gravel it remains the low-key snooze festival before the main event. A source within Pirelli has long encouraged the winding up of Friday's track sessions to concentrate the action. More pressure to nail set-up, more chance of errors, less of the shrug of the shoulders and 'it's only practice'. A race weekend format shake-up could wake up the fans.

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