More good news to report, with the FIA confirming that it will continue with the initiative it debuted this year of having former racing drivers on the FIA Stewards’ panel at each Grand Prix, and it added that it would expand the policy to include other FIA-sanctioned championship series.
The procedural change proved one of the hits of the season, with the sport generally seeing more consistent decision-making from its pool of former Grand Prix, IndyCar and sports car drivers, who could bring their own insight on on-track incidents during a race weekend.
The policy was widely supported in the paddock and by fans, and it’s great to see this initiative continue.
This season saw a host of former F1 drivers on the panel’s rotating roster, including former champions such as Alain Prost, Damon Hill, Nigel Mansell and Emerson Fittipaldi, and other former F1 pilots such as Johnny Herbert, Alexander Wurz, Derek Warwick, Danny Sullivan, Emanuele Pirro (pictured) and Tom Kristensen.
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