Given recent criticism from race promoters in regards to the job that Liberty does in running the sport, and concerns regarding the absence of progress together using 2021 rules, Horner suggests that the American company could be struggling.
Asked if he felt they had underestimated exactly what they took on when F1 was bought by them, Horner said: “Absolutely. I presume that they probably thought there was a few fresh fruit there and it’s proved an awful lot.
“They remain confident and determined that the potential in the sport to take it to the next level is there. And we are seeing competitions such as E Sports who are coming in that are typical favorable.
“However it’s the content of what the sport is that needs the focus at the moment, as you may window dress and also promote a movie as much as you like, however if the movie doesn’t even have the stuff and isn’t even an exciting movie, people won’t even watch it. ”
Horner thinks that Liberty should do something more powerful in pushing what it considers in, instead of trying to achieve a consensus that keeps all parties contented.
“The teams will probably have one remark on that simply since all of them desire to secure their particular positions and interest, but since the sport’s owner they have to just take a situation: that is that which we need F1 to be. Here’s just a pair of regulations, here do it and is the financials. ”
Asked when he felt Liberty were the ideal individuals to shoot F1 Horner said: “Only time would tell. Upon what F1 goes from 2021 onwards they will be judged. ”
Horner does concur that Liberty has made several changes to f 1, such as opening media stations up and doing for fans. However he stressed important areas want a little focus.
“Look at platforms and promoting the sport. They are typical commendable initiatives and life for providing value to shareholders and sponsors and partners is easy.
“However the question is their blueprint regulatory and both financially in accordance with all the FIA for.
“It looks like the engine will always be the same and that has obviously been a issue over the past five or four years. So we will need to make certain that engines don’t even become an performance differentiator such as we now have experienced the early periods of this era. ”