In Sepang expect to prolong the contract on the organisation of the race
Speaking at the presentation of the Malaysian stage of the championship Superbike championship, Executive Director of a race in Sepang Dato Ruslan Razali has told about the plans to extend the contract on carrying out of Formula 1 racing. The current contract expires in 2015, but the negotiations with the FOM has already come.
Dato Ruslan Razali "We got the green light from the government to start negotiations with the management of Formula 1 and is already dealing with this issue. We are scheduled to meet in Barcelona, during which they will discuss this topic.
Of course, you need to consider many factors, one of which is the amount of payment for the race. Other topics also matter, including the direction in which to move the Formula 1 in the next five years. In addition, there are issues with the sound, because now there are many talks about how to make the race more spectacular and return a loud sound. You must consider all these factors if we want to renew the contract, which expires in 2015.
People may be interested in Formula 1 just because of the sound of the engines. I am not sure how much of the audience interested in the technical side of things. If you get to the fan and begin to tell him that the car of the Formula 1 is equipped with a hybrid power plant, whether it would be interested I'm not sure. People need sight and sound. Until we see a spectacular race, such as those that have already passed this year, and it helps to smooth out the problem with the sound of the engines.
I believe that the European public is more fanatical and prone to harsh judgments, so the real test a Formula 1 is waiting in Barcelona. After the Grand Prix of Spain we will see the reaction of the fans on all changes".
lyrics Mikhail Smirnov