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Martin Brundle

Brundle wants F1 rule changes to prevent 'glum' and 'half finished' cars

Concerns among fans have been raised over the use of 'bare carbon' on liveries, making it difficult to tell each team apart on the grid.

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Former F1 driver Martin Brundle would like to see a rule change made to enable a more "dynamic field" as the car launch season continues.

Aston Martin and Ferrari are the latest teams to unveil their 2024 challengers, with both cars featuring bright colours in stark contrast to Stake Sauber, Alpine, Haas, and McLaren whose liveries feature "bare carbon" heavily to save weight.

The tactic has been used since the reintroduction of the ground effect cars in 2022, which brought a significant increase in weight compared to previous years.

Teams believe they can save several milliseconds in lap time by not using as many stickers to cover the carbon, while still fulfilling their obligations to sponsors.

Brundle: They look glum and half finished

The use of bare carbon has led to concerns among F1 fans that all the cars effectively look the same, rending it difficult to tell apart each team.

Brundle believes there should be rules in place to prevent teams from scaling back their identities, and to reward a more "dynamic" look among cars.

"The Aston [Martin] looking classy," said Brundle on social media.

"Teams should be rewarded with a weight allowance for more complete liveries which will stand out on track for spectators and viewers.

"The field should look dynamic, it’s F1. Some of them look glum and half finished."

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