Bernie Ecclestone says he feels sorry for the US GP spectators whose weekend was spoiled by the weather.
The F1 boss admitted that he was relieved that the race was finally run, as at some points during the weekend there were doubts about it. On Saturday fans were locked out while FP3 took place.
“It was good wasn’t it?,” Ecclestone told this writer after the race. “When you think about it, if we had talked about this on Friday, we wouldn’t have been so excited. Really, this morning it may have been that we couldn’t have had a race.
“So everything was good in the end. I think everybody enjoyed it, it was a good race, and the result was a big question mark right until the end.”
Regarding the fans he said: “Everything was pity yesterday with the rain, everybody suffered. I feel sorry for the spectators, but there’s not much we can do about it.”