Mercedes reveal larger names, numbers

Date published: May 10 2017

Ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix weekend, Mercedes have revealed that tweaks they’ve made to the drivers’ names and numbers in accordance with the FIA’s new guidelines.

Last month the F1 Strategy Group ruled that the drivers’ names and numbers had to be more noticeable on the cars.

F1 race director Charlie Whiting released guidelines stating that the drivers’ number should be 230mm high while their name must be at least 150mm high.

Teams are permitted to use the official timing screen abbreviations for the drivers such as VET, HAM or RIC.

Mercedes are the first team to show off their new IDs.