F1 »

Whiting: ‘Juicy content’ will remain despite radio bans

FIA race director Charlie Whiting says the fans and TV companies won't miss out on any 'juicy content' over the driver radios despite the new restrictions.
FIA race director Charlie Whiting says the fans and TV companies won't miss out on any 'juicy content' over the driver radios despite the new restrictions applied for the 2016 F1 season.

The new sporting regulations state teams cannot speak to its drivers regarding lap times, tyres, car set-up adjustments and other issues and despite a small relaxation on the rules ahead of the Australian Grand Prix, teams can only speak to drivers if there is a terminal issue.

Whiting is confident the new rules won't mean less thrilling racing, in fact it has been largely implemented to achieve the opposite, while he also expects the drama to continue.

“We heard many, many complaints from viewers who were a bit fed up of hearing the continual engineering assistance the driver was getting,” Whiting said. “That's fundamentally what we want to cut out, but the driver is allowed to say anything he wants - there's no restrictions in what he says; it's what the team can say to him.

“You'll still get what I would call the juicy content - if someone has done something silly on track, the driver can call him an idiot and all that sort of stuff. Those are the things that generally I think people like to hear.”



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
19.03.2016 - Free Practice 3,
Pirelli tyre compound choices, Japanese Grand Prix [Credit: Pirelli]
Pirelli tyre compound choices, Malaysian Grand Prix [Credit: Pirelli]
17.09.2016 - Qualifying, Scenic Singapore
17.09.2016 - Qualifying, Romain Grosjean (FRA) Haas F1 Team VF-16
17.09.2016 - Qualifying, Scenic Singapore
17.09.2016 - Qualifying, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
17.09.2016 - Qualifying, Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Manor Racing MRT05
17.09.2016 - Qualifying, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
17.09.2016 - Qualifying, Scenic Singapore action
17.09.2016 - Qualifying, Scenic Singapore action
17.09.2016 - Qualifying, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
17.09.2016 - Qualifying, Ron Dennis (GBR) McLaren Executive Chairman and Chase Carey (USA) Formula One Group Chairman
17.09.2016 - Qualifying, Chase Carey (USA) Formula One Group Chairman
17.09.2016 - Qualifying, Chase Carey (USA) Formula One Group Chairman
17.09.2016 - Qualifying, Chase Carey (USA) Formula One Group Chairman
17.09.2016 - Qualifying, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid pole position and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid 3rd position
17.09.2016 - Qualifying, 2nd position Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB12, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid pole position and 3rd position Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.