Formula One supremo, Bernie Ecclestone has gone on the record as saying he would like to see walls built around the Formula One circuits to stop people going off track, increase the drama and increase the danger.
While it may sound like a great idea, the reality of this proposal would see a very dangerous situation for the drivers if they were to hit the walls at high speed.
However, Aussie racer Daniel Ricciardo has backed Ecclestone’s latest idea, stating that the excessive run off areas at various venues make it too easy when they make mistakes….
"I think walls are actually pretty good," Ricciardo was quoted as saying on Motorsport.com. "I like the idea of walls that they are a permanent thing. It's like Lewis in Monaco, when he was defending from me and cut through the chicane. If there's a wall there, happy days, I win the race. I'm not a fan of the real open stuff. At least have something there that it's a deterrent. It's not as exciting. I'm a big lover of street tracks."
"We always talk about it even if drivers' meetings, whether it's to bring some gravel back. These speed bump kerb things are doing the job in some areas. It's improving, but I think it's more when a driver can run off track and come back and not really pay a penalty. At least have some penalty to pay.”
“At the end of the day if you off wide, you've made a mistake so you should lose some time. I think that's the main thing that frustrates me. It allows too many of us to be less than perfect, and it makes us look less good as well if we always make mistake and don't pay for them."