F1 becoming more show than sport says Lammers

Formula 1 is moving “more and more” away from sport in the direction of pure entertainment and show, Dutch GP boss and former F1 driver Jan Lammers says. Lammers, who raced in Formula 1 between 1979 and 1982 and briefly again in 1992, agrees with Verstappen. “Formula 1 is heading in the same direction,” Lammers added. “Putting qualifying for the race there puts you on the edge of your seat immediately,” Lammers said. And that, he says, is at the cost of the sport itself, with two qualifying sessions per weekend threatening to devalue a Formula 1 pole position. Now, if you take pole for the sprint race on a Saturday, it’s nice for the scrapbook, but there is really only one pole – the one for the race on Sunday,” said Lammers.

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