Force India reveals bigger numbers, driver name on car at filming day

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Force India has offered a first glimpse of its bigger name and number decals for its Formula 1 car during a filming day after receiving a suspended fine over the Spanish Grand Prix weekend.

In a bid to make individual drivers easier to identify, the FIA introduced new rules regarding name and number stickers on cars with strict guidelines on their size.

Force India failed to comply with these guidelines in Spain, prompting the race stewards to hand the team a suspended fine of €25,000, noting: “The Competitor has offered to work with the FIA and rectify the situation immediately.”

Force India sent its VJM10 car out on-track at Silverstone on Thursday for a filming day, with the number on the nosecone of the car being far larger than in Spain.

Esteban Ocon’s three-letter abbreviation, OCO, was also clear to see on the shark fin of the car in a video posted by the team on Twitter.

The FIA penalty notice said that the fine would be suspended “pending no further infringements of this nature” in the next 12 months.