The bosses of Formula 1's leading teams believe the sport needs more time before deciding whether emergency changes to improve the show are necessary.
F1 was widely criticized following the dull season opener in Bahrain, but the changeable conditions and tire strategies helped to make Sunday's Australian Grand Prix a classic.
FOTA will meet on Friday in Malaysia to discuss the future rules – with different technical regulations and the return of KERS believed to be on the agenda – but McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh and Ferrari's Stefano Domenicali (shown at left), as well as Red Bull Racing's Christian Horner all say it is too soon to accurately judge what action needs to be taken.
"After Bahrain, I said let's cool down and wait until later in the season," said Domenicali. "It is always wrong when you have an emotion inside. You do the summary at the end of all the things – not during the season.
"Maybe we will have another boring race in Malaysia and then we will start again discussing it. All the FOTA teams need to address the real issue, which is having cars perform less efficiently in the wake. So in order to have the technical solution of a problem – because today we saw something that was not connected to the technicality of the car, it was connected to the situation that arose – we need to focus on what we have to do, which is that the car should be less efficient."
Whitmarsh argues that the action in Melbourne was not an anomaly and that more races this year have the potential to produce similar entertainment for fans.
"I don't think [Australia] was a one-off," Whitmarsh said. "In any season, if you throw safety cars, rain and difficult circumstances into any event, they are always great. In Bahrain, we didn't think it was such an exciting start to the year, but we have demonstrated today that in the right circumstances we can do it. For anyone watching, it must have been tremendously exciting."
Horner agrees that the weather played a significant part in Australia's drama, and that it is still too soon to make any changes.
"It is interesting, because I think today the weather had a little bit of a factor in there – a bit of a damp track at the beginning of the race. It is not something I would like at every grand prix.
"Melbourne always produces an interesting race and it has done exactly that again. I think it would be wrong to knee-jerk into rules changes based on what we've seen in two grands prix. Today was an entertaining race for F1, it was pretty unpredictable."