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Monday, 7 March 2011

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The motor racing world has come out firmly against the idea of 'fake rain' being introduced in an attempt to make grand prix races more interesting.

Supremo Bernie Ecclestone has suggested the idea along with a number of others that, if implemented, would revolutionize Formula One.

Ecclestone's idea is to install a system of sprinklers at the side of every grand prix circuit that could be switched on at 2 minutes notice if the race was failing to entertain the gallery.

Motor racing journalist Brian Fletcher panned the idea, adding that "this sort of proposal would make an absolute farce of a sport that is already facing credibility issues in the wake of the 'team orders' nonsense last year".

Some of Ecclestone's other suggestions are liable to invoke even more discontent.

These include :

Drivers taking turns to crash spectacularly on the last lap of each race while in the lead ,to add to the drama and excitement of the proceedings.

The introduction of greater inducements to finish in the top 10, such as free admission to one of former FIA boss Max Mosley's legendary parties.

And the most controversial proposal of them all - compulsory appearance on Top Gear for anyone who fails to win a point over the whole grand prix season.

That could well be the deal breaker.

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