McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier has rebuked claims by former Williams CEO Adam Parr that Formula 1 is heading in to a new era of eight teams with three cars for the 2015 season.
On Sunday the ex-CEO tweeted:
This is the last year of F1 as we know it. In 2015 eight teams will contest the championship, with several teams entering three cars.
— Adam Parr (@adam_s_parr) September 7, 2014
Today during a Mclaren-Mercedes phone-in, Boullier said “I think he’s being a bit provocative. We all know anyway that Formula 1 is going through a transition time; with the car manufacturers in the last decade, budgets have literally gone through the roof and now we are in a different economic situation and there is some transition.”
He admitted that there could be a change on the grid but refused to acknowledge Parr’s comments as a short-term solution.
“So there is potentially a couple of teams which may suffer [because] of this and I don’t know if they will still be on the grid.
“But I don’t think we’ll go to eight teams and three cars per team next year and definitely not in such a short-term notice. I think everybody is aware of this and I think F1 is aware of that as well.”