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'We are working on it' - McLaren in talks with F1 over 'invisible' Sainz

2019-10-16 10:42
Lando Norris Mclaren

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McLaren is having "several talks" with Formula 1 about how the team's cars have been covered in live television broadcasts of the grand prix in 2019.

After the works Honda debacle, the British team has now rebuilt its competitiveness with what is the fourth fastest car on the grid.

'Seems to be invisible'

But after the Spa race, Carlos Sainz complained that his car was on the television for just 15 seconds of the race.

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"I cannot get into it, but I know that the team and the sponsors are not happy with the situation," he said.

Sainz's father, the rally legend Carlos Sainz, said after Suzuka that his son still "seems to be invisible".

McLaren's sponsorship manager Daniel McEwan has admitted he is concerned.

"We are working on it. We are having several talks with F1 about it," he told El Mundo Deportivo newspaper.

"It is important for our drivers and our partners. We constantly work with F1 to try to adjust and improve our visibility in the media," he added.

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