“This year’s Belgian Grand Prix presented extraordinary challenges to the FIA Formula One World Championship,” Todt’s statement read.
“The weather windows predicted by the forecasters did not appear throughout the day, and while a smallwindow did appear late in the day during which there was an attempt to start the race, conditions quickly worsened again.
“Therefore, due to the lack of visibility created by the spray behind the cars, we could not run the full race in sufficiently safe conditions for the drivers, marshals, as well as the brave spectators who waited many hours in the rain, for whom I am very sorry.
“The FIA Stewards have, based on the provisions of the International Sporting Code, stopped the competition to gain more time and therefore more potential, to give the fans an F1 race. Despite these efforts, the race could not be started after the Safety Car laps, and the existing regulations have been correctly applied.
“The FIA, together with Formula 1 and the teams, will carefully review the regulations to see what can be learned and improved for the future.
“The findings, including the topic of points allocation, will be added to the agenda of the next F1 Commission meeting on October 5.”
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