Williams has supported the introduction of a minimum weight of the pilot
It is expected that in 2019 in Formula 1 will work a minimum limit for the weight of the pilot 80 kg. the Idea was supported by Paddy Lowe, technical Director of Williams.Paddy Lowe "It's a good idea. For many years pilots are asked to introduce such a limit. This is useful for young pilots, as the struggle with weight can lead to health problems".Mass weight loss of the pilots began in 2009, when in the Formula 1 appeared KERS system. Later I added the turbine modules MGU-H and other hybrid components, causing the weight of the car increased significantly. In 2017, increased the minimum weight of the car, but the pilots still sit on a diet, because the lack of weight of the pilot kompensiruet ballast, which for the sake of the best settings can be placed where it is needed.And in 2019, enter the minimum pilot weight 80 kg. If the pilot proves easier then under the seat install the ballast.