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'We have to do something,' warns Bernie

ESPNF1 Staff
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Bernie Ecclestone says it is only the rain that has made the racing interesting © Sutton Images
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Bernie Ecclestone has warned Formula One fans to expect a return to the processional racing of Bahrain if rain does not intervene to spice up proceedings.

The season's new regulations, which include no refuelling and only one change of tyres during the race, mean that cars have struggled to overtake one another on similar tyres and car weights.

But the intervention of Mother Nature in both the Australian Grand Prix and Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying has added to the excitement.

"Don't be fooled, we have been lucky with the rain," said Ecclestone. "We have got to do something.

"For the first time the teams have realised that they have to do something about it. We don't need reverse grids, we just need more overtaking."

Ecclestone believes that the solution could be to make the front wing smaller and get rid of the double diffuser system that Brawn GP pioneered so successfully in 2009. And if that doesn't work, Bernie has an even more radical solution up his sleeve.

"Why not just get a beautiful girl in and draw out the drivers for the top 10 [on the grid]?"