FIA clarifies rules on use of physios Physiotherapists will still not count as part of Formula 1 team's 60-staff limit as long as they are not involved in the operation of the car.
Following a meeting with the race stewards, which also included representatives from Red Bull, Ferrari and Lotus, it was decided that as long as physios are not working on car operation then they did not need to be included.
A statement issued by the FIA on Sunday in China said that tasks which it considered to be operational were: "The handling or use of any tool, implement, technical data or piece of equipment other than specifically connected with the role of a physiotherapist."
It clarified that physios would not be counted as long as they conducted: "Tasks such as providing drinks directly to the driver, providing and organizing the driver's kit before sessions e.g. earpieces, balaclava, gloves, helmet, HANS device and assisting him to fit those devices whilst he is not in the car."
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