“I would rather be at the track” – Williams head of vehicle performance Dave Robson has hinted at F1 limiting staff to attend a maximum set of races.
Dave Robson has hinted this could happen but personally wants to be on the track as much as possible. He attended the Spanish and Portuguese races virtually, coordinating with his Williams crew from home.
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But with F1 attempting to complete a record 23 races, it becomes imperative for teams to give their staff some time off. This also allows them to spend some time with family, something Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has craved for.
“I [worked from home] once last year, I didn’t go to Turkey but otherwise I did all the races. This year, I have missed the last two. It is difficult, you miss a lot.
All of the IT, I have an intercom panel here and I can even talk to the cars when they are on track if I want to so all the equipment is here, and in that regard it is just like being at the track.
“But it is not that easy, you miss out on quite a lot of important conversations and trying to put it all together but it is part of our working out and still dealing with the Covid but actually figuring out how we staff 23 races.
“There is talk about limiting the amount of people that can go to the races even more or even talking about limiting the number of races an individual can go to in the future. It is part of getting our heads around that but it is definitely a different way of working. It is nice to go to bed in your own bed but I would rather be at the track, to be honest.”