Force India have fixed the car number problem which cost them €25,000 at the Spanish Grand Prix.
The problem for them was that the car numbers were not in the correct space according to the new FIA regulations, which attempt to increase visibility of the numbers. The new rules state that the car numbers must be seen from the front of the car, and the drivers 3 letter abbreviation (PER) be on the side of the car.
During a filming day at Silverstone on Thursday, they unveiled the new look car, with the car numbers in the correct space and the abbreviation on the shark fin. The reason that they were in the wrong place was that the space was being used up by sponsors. Force India’s COO Otmar Szafnauer said ‘To be able to compete we have to maximise our income from sponsorship. To do that we need space on the car’.
He wasn’t too impressed with the regulations, saying ‘Pink is pretty distinguishable so you know it is either going to be either Sergio [Perez] or Esteban [Ocon] and there are other ways that you can tell the drivers apart – like their helmets.’
Force India will be looking to continue their good form in Monaco.
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