The bosses of Formula 1 teams have called on the FIA to unify and standardize the designation with the names and numbers of the riders on the machines.
With the Grand Prix of Spain, entered into force new requirements for the placement of the label so that fans can easily identify the pilot on the track. However, not everyone was pleased with the innovation.
“I think it’s correct, but a little overdue step, said Robert Fearnley at Friday’s press conference in Barcelona. They had to standardize the placement of numbers and names, because now we are forced to act, focusing on the sponsorship agreement.”
Mercedes Motorsport boss Toto Wolff agreed with the Deputy head of the Force India, while supporting the call for standardization.
“It’s a matter of trial and error,’ said the Austrian. – We tried different options, some of which we liked, and others not. After the first Friday trainings in Barcelona, we decided, but from the point of view of appearance left mixed feelings.”
Head of Renault Sport’s Cyril Abitbul added: “This decision was worth taking earlier. Hopefully, over time, will develop the standard. As in any other sport, you need to know where the name and number of athlete, like a football player.
Given the sponsorship agreement, has to operate within certain limits. So as soon as possible to develop standards.”
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