Ferrari say F1 must be relevant to road cars

Ferrari have said that the sport of F1 must become more relevant to road car technology in order to survive in the 21st century.

Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa said he was conscious of the need for F1 to evolve, amid a continuing debate as to how to make the sport more sustainable.

“If F1 has to develop something helpful for real driving conditions, then the best solution is for an engine that is turbocharged,” Felisa told Autocar. “That is what we would support.

“It is the best solution for driving efficiency and utilisation of the engine in a positive way.”

The debate has included reference to a possible return for KERS, which, though expensive, is thought to be a positive step forward for the motoring industry as a whole.