NEW YORK, New York – The autograph session is a staple of international racing weekends, particularly here in the US. Fans can meet drivers up close, have a chat, and walk away with signed memorabilia. Ex F1 driver and current sportscar ace German Dieter Klump says certain fans are double dipping and it is unfair to other fans.
“When people get in line that have absolutely no right to get things signed and they go around in circles. Sometimes they go to their car, put on a different hat, put on a different shirt, come in and get signatures again. Nobody says anything. It’s really a disgrace what’s going on.” Klump was quoted in an interview with the Weekly Holler.
The brash German has found himself clashing with fans before, suggesting that tracks build a wall between the paddock and the spectator areas to keep the paddock running smoothly, or “like they have in France” he would say.