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Martin Brundle looks at the future of Formula One

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Sky Sports' Formula One pundit Martin Brundle feels that change must be needed if Formula One can progress forward for a sustainable future.

The 58-year-old has set out a blueprint to improve the sport for future generations, and he has given his views on plenty of topics that surround Formula One at this current moment in time.

Following Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix, which was the penultimate race of the 2017 season, Brundle believes that the quality of the car infrastructure should, and can be, evened out, given the financial resources that the franchise can offer.

Writing in his column for Sky, Brundle dissected the state of play in the world of motor-racing. 

He said: "Blinkered team bosses annoy and impress me in equal measure.

"They are hard-wired to win for their team and they don't much care about the bigger picture even if they pay lip service to it.

"The last team boss who tried to consider what might be best for the overall sport was Martin Whitmarsh at McLaren and look what happened to him."

Brundle also feels that teams should be wary of the grid system and its long-term effect that it could potentially have on the cars.

He continued: "Teams need protecting from themselves because they don't seem to realise that a fragile grid of horrendously expensive cars in effectively three classes can only lead to extinction.

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"There should be at least 24 reasonably matched cars from 12 teams on the grid who all make a sustainable profit and are building a valuable franchise.

"There's already enough money in the system to do that.

"Let me simplify that even more. Give us 24 well-matched, visually and aurally scary F1 cars with the fastest, bravest young drivers and we'll give you copious trackside fans and an audience.

"All the tools are there, please deploy them."

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