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Incentives could improve racing

Updated: August 7, 2003, 9:29 PM ET
By Nick Mulvenney | Reuters

LONDON -- The most common criticism leveled at Formula One is that there is not enough overtaking in grands prix but the sport's long-time ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone believes he may have the solution -- pay drivers by results.

Forget the lack of opportunities for overtaking, the aerodynamics of the modern machines and talented drivers in uncompetitive cars, Ecclestone believes the processional nature of many races may be a matter of desire.

"Maybe instead of paying Michael Schumacher ...

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