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F1 fans won't be alienated - Domenicali

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Ferrari principal Stefano Domenicali insists fans should not judge the new era of F1 on the season-opening race in Australia on March 16.

During pre-season many drivers claimed their main goal is just to finish at Albert Park, such has been the extent of issues with the new turbocharged V6 engines and other new regulations. But Domenicali believes it would be wrong to cast judgement in the early stages of the season as the grid tries to adapt.

"I don't think [fans will be alienated], no," Domenicali said. "I think we have to start from the approach that we have something good to promote. Maybe all the people who are saying Formula One is a disaster, in a couple of races will be saying 'see, I always told you Formula One was fantastic!' We have to be balanced.

"For sure the change that was made this year in terms of regulation is incredible. It is a change that was not possible to do little step by little step because of the nature of Formula One. We need to adjust everything else on our side, and make sure we are at a good level, and invest in making the race exciting. Let's see at the end of the year what the situation will be."

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