Australian Grand Prix boss Ron Walker has slammed Formula 1 drivers for their complaints about the lack of visibility during this year's race.
Some drivers said it was too dark by the time the race was reaching its end, after the start of the event was moved to a later hour in order to be at a more friendly time for European viewers. It was announced last week that the start time of next year's race is to be brought forward, after FIA carried out a light test that deemed it was too dark.
"By the end of the race it was certainly too dark and I understand the FIA has measured this and will take action for next year," said Michael Schumacher after the race. "But at least there seem to be some guidelines now as to what light conditions you have to have as a minimum for the future."
Walker, however, said there was no danger in the lighting conditions and slammed drivers as "prima donnas."
"It's clearly not dangerous," Walker was quoted as saying by the Herald Sun newspaper. "You can't please these drivers – they are a bunch of lazy people who won't do anything to help the sport, except for two or three. A lot of drivers are prima donnas. They are never happy."