Ferrari team principal Jean Todt has blamed a well-organised qualifying system and resilient carbon fibre brakes for the lack of overtaking in F1.

Ferrari team principal Jean Todt has blamed a well-organised qualifying system and resilient carbon fibre brakes for the lack of overtaking in F1.

FIA president Max Mosley plans to reform F1 over the next few seasons to make the sport more exciting to its viewers. However, most of Mosley’s plans are concerned with changes to tyres and the reduction of the cars’ power and aerodynamic effectiveness.

F1 ratings are currently experiencing a slump as Michael Schumacher and Ferrari continue to dominate the sport, having already won 11 of the 12 races this season.

Todt said a weekend format that devoted a full day to putting the fastest car at the front of the grid would not make for better racing.

"Overtaking is so difficult with these brakes," said Todt, "because the drivers brake so late - most of them are braking at exactly the same point."

"If you want them to all overtake one another, start the grid in reverse order. We would see them all pass but it would not be very natural,” Todt said.