Sir Richard Branson is in the Barcelona paddock on Saturday, and he made clear his distaste for Ferrari’s recent outburst.
Ferrari’s ‘Horse Whisperer’ column poured scorn on the new wave of struggling small teams in formula one, including Branson’s Virgin Racing.
“I think it’s a bit sad to see Ferrari carrying on with those kinds of words,” said the flamboyant British billionaire.
“Ferrari should be welcoming new teams because they make the sport much more exciting,” Branson added.
But as the headlines talk about the failing USF1 team, Campos’ push to get two cars to Bahrain, and the hopeful and feisty Stefan GP, Australian driver Mark Webber admitted he sees the sport’s situation as “totally mad”.
“I’ve always been a massive believer that you need quality, not quantity,” said the Red Bull driver.
“We don’t want more competitors but less quality. We need to keep the quality good,” Webber is quoted as saying by the Times of India.