Felipe Massa: Races Need to be Shorter

Richard DeveauCorrespondent IMarch 3, 2009

After watching races for years, I have learned that drivers love to share their opinion.

Anxiously waiting for the start of the 2009 Formula One season, one driver has already started.

Felipe Massa, driver for Ferrari, says F1 races need to be shorter.

Massa wishes each Grand Prix would be shorten down by 15 laps from the tail of the 300 kilometre-plus races. He says this before the FOTA alliance's vision for the future of the sport this week, where the topic could possibly be mentioned.

"Too often nothing happens in the last 15 laps," he told the Roman daily La Repubblica.

The Formula One Teams Alliance will announce its plans at a Geneva press conference on Thursday. Present will be all team bosses, including Flavio Briatore.

"We want to see more spectacular Grands Prix and reduce the costs," said the Renault boss by European Publications.

"We want to reduce costs by 40 to 50 percent, and we want teams of 200 people, not two thousand."