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Wolff supports F1 race control changes

Mercedes-AMG F1 W13 E Performance Launch – Toto Wolff. Credits: Mercedes.

Toto Wolff believes that the recently announced changes in the Formula 1 race control structure are “encouraging.”

The FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem has revealed the modifications in the F1 race control ahead of the 2022 season. Eduardo Freitas and Niels Wittich will be the new race directors and supported by the permanent senior advisor Herbie Blash. Furthermore, the Virtual Race Control Room will be introduced to help a race director make the right call.

Wolff shared his thoughts about the changes.

“I think it’s very encouraging to see that action has been taken,” the Mercedes team principal said during the W13 car launch event.

“There’s a much more robust structure now and support structure for the race director.

“The FIA has stated that there will be a Virtual Race Control Room [with] state-of-the-art technology. And now we shall be going [with] the new guys [Freitas and Wittich] in place for the Barcelona test. And I think [they’re] the right steps.”

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