Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has made his stance on the subject of introducing a balance of power regulation or introducing reverse grids abundantly clear, saying he would vote against these "gifts" even if he were in charge of the Williams team.
With F1 considering several options to help make the spectacle more entertaining for fans, Wolff and his Mercedes team have vehenmently voted against introducing several gimmicks, the aim of which would ultimately up the entertainment factor artificially.
"I would have voted against balance of performance and reverse grids even if I were running Williams," Wolff told TheRace.com.
"I don’t want to have any gift. I think this should be a fair competition, may the best man win. It’s always been the best man and best machine, and everything else is just a dilution of the sport and the values of the sport.
"Yes, we are creating entertainment. That’s what it is. But the entertainment is there because our spectators know that this is a real competition out there. Not manipulated towards more variability. And I believe that we need to stay true to these values."