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If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

“We need the unanimous agreement of teams, otherwise we can’t change anything.” Such was Jean Todt’s assessment of Formula One’s so-called ‘predicament’ over the engine noise debacle. It’s no surprise that the FIA President is doing little to force a mandate over the issue given his fervent backing of Formula E, but his views are firmly pragmatic given the upheaval any regulation change would cause – both to teams and the governing body. Todt castigated Sebastian Vettel in Malaysia for describing Formula One’s quieter sound as “shit”, highlighting that those whingeing the loudest are also the ones who are finding it hardest to adapt to the new rules. “Do you hear...
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