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F1 teams agree sponsor-friendly bodywork changes for 2019

Formula 1 teams have agreed to push through bodywork changes for 2019 aimed at giving them better space for sponsorship logos. 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 on and are set to be adopted for 2019. Bargeboards will have 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...
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