This controversial sponsor is likely to be making a comeback on the 2021 Ferrari
In 2018, the Mission Winnow emblem was on a number of areas of the Ferrari, in addition to on the outfits of its drivers. Nevertheless, criticism adopted, as Mission Winnow is an initiative of tobacco large Philip Morris Worldwide, and tobacco promoting isn’t allowed on an F1 automobile.
Tomasso di Giovanni, a spokesman for Philip Morris Worldwide, instructed Racefans.internet that the Mission Winnow emblem might return to the Scuderia beginning in 2021. Di Giovanni states that Mission Winnow “isn’t meant to ‘promote’ any product or model … [but] to encourage dialogue round constructive change; our personal and that of others.” On this manner, di Giovanni argues that PMI and Mission Winnow ought to be thought of as separate, thus legitimizing the sponsorship deal.
Di Giovanni continued: “By means of Mission Winnow, we wish to let the world know the way we’ve modified; to Share our satisfaction within the transformation that the individuals of PMI have achieved and proceed to work for.”
Relying on native laws
Nevertheless, di Giovanni additionally confessed that the sponsorship deal between Mission Winnow and Ferrari relies on laws within the nations the place racing will happen. “Choices about our method to single occasions or races are primarily based on numerous elements, together with however not restricted to laws in place within the nation and the surroundings through which the race takes place. We are going to announce plans for the following season and particular races sooner or later,” mentioned di Giovanni.