F1 officials are reportedly in the midst of urgent meetings to curate a plan to prevent a repeat of the Belgian GP.
Fans, drivers, and team bosses spoke out against the handling of the race after a day of persistent waiting, only to allow a 3 lap “race” behind the safety car.
After many levels of criticism, F1 insisted that financial expediency was not at the root of their decision.
However, Formula One is now being called on by senior figures to consider alternative options when races are affected by bad weather.
On Sunday, many fans both in attendance and at home had endured over three hours of waiting due to the heavy rain – which was causing such minimised visibility that it was unsafe for drivers to attempt the race.
However, despite the conditions having in fact gotten worse, the FIA, announced that the race could begin.
The cars headed shyly out from the pit lane and completed three laps behind the safety car – only to be brought back in minutes later as treacherous conditions persisted.
McLaren’s chief executive, Zak Brown, said F1 needed to ensure plans are put in place in future to prevent a repeat of Sunday’s antics;
“The regulations state after you do a few laps it can be called a race and that needs to be reviewed,” he said.
“I don’t think there is anyone that would argue the weather was safe to race in but we need a better solution as a sport.
“When that type of situation happens the outcome should not be a race after three laps behind a safety car.
“That needs to be reviewed by all of us to learn from Sunday and realise if we are given this type of situation what we would do differently to make sure everyone gets their race in, whether that is the following day, or it comes back.
“It is complicated with the schedule but I don’t think anyone would say it felt right, calling that a race.”
After the widespread criticism, Race Director, Michael Masi said F1, the FIA and the teams will meet to address options for the future.
“After this weekend and at our next meeting for next year we’ll look at a whole lot of things, to see what everyone wants,” he said.
“We are at one of those points that the FIA works with all 10 teams and F1 to develop the regulations. So we will go through all of the various scenarios and see what everyone thinks.”