Formula 1 Teams Agree To Sponsor-Friendly Changes
Formula 1 teams agreed to "push through bodywork changes" for '19 aimed at "giving them better space for sponsorship logos," according to Adam Cooper of MOTORSPORT. In recent seasons, sponsorship considerations have become "more of a factor in discussions about bodywork," and at last week’s Strategy Group meeting, the subject was "widely discussed." Proposals were aired by five teams, and two ideas were agreed and are set to be adopted for '19. Bargeboards will now have to be lower, "allowing better visibility" for the side of the chassis in the area of the drivers’ legs -- a spot "regarded as prime real estate on sponsorship rate cards." Secondly, a flat space at the top of rear wing endplates, with no louvres impacting logo placement, "will be mandated" (MOTORSPORT, 1/21).