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The tremendous zasca of Verstappen to Mercedes and the FIA

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Lto the new directive of the FIA which aims to mitigate the evils generated by the happy ‘porpoising’ (rebound effect) are generating many (and diverse) opinions. The federal body has thought of raising the cars 10 millimeters in case they do not fall within certain limits. The possibility of disqualification is contemplated, since what is sought is that there be a secure configuration. This has come after the excruciating back pain suffered by Lewis Hamilton in Baku. This is supposed to be a ‘favor’ granted by the governing body to the German team (but it could well be that they were the team most affected by this initiative).

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The fact is that the body chaired by Mohammed Ben Sulayem He has urged teams to make the necessary adjustments to reduce or eliminate the rebound effect. But that has not sat well with the reigning world champion. Max Verstappen He does not see it as correct that the rules be changed when not even half of the season has been played.

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“It’s not that it affects us more or less than other teams, but it shouldn’t be that someone complains a lot and suddenly the rules are changed. If you can’t design the car for that, it’s your fault, not the rules, for me it’s a bit embarrassing“, the Dutchman stressed in statements collected by ‘Racer’.

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Verstappen and, in the distance, Hamilton.RED BULL

“Is it possible to avoid this problem”

And, immediately afterwards, he insisted on this reaction of the FIA ​​to ‘porpoising’: “I think there are many teams that did an impressive job not to have this type of problem, so it is possible to avoid it. If you raise the car, you will not have problems, but you will lose performance. But if you can’t design a car well for that, then that’s your fault, not the fault of the rules.“, has underlined the winner of 25 races in F1.

The Red Bull driver concluded his statement as follows: “Of course every circuit is different, but I think it’s a shame to change it in the middle of the season and clearly the teams have shown that you can drive normally or at least with less problems than other teams“.

Magnussen and Gasly, in favor of the FIA

Meanwhile, Verstappen has shown his anger with these measures to alleviate the well-known ‘porpoising’ (the word of the year in F1), other drivers have sided with the FIA. One of them is Kevin Magnussen. It is for these things that they have to act. It is part of his job to intervene because we cannot leave it in the hands of the teams. Teams will always do what is best for them, which is natural. That’s how it is. That is why the FIA ​​is there, to step in like an adult and make sure things are done right.“, Haas’s man has indicated in a few words collected by ‘The Race’.

While, Pierre Gasly has exposed his point of view on this thorny issue: “I am happy that they take it seriously and try to take some measures as quickly as possible. It is a real concern for all pilots. At the end of the day, we are the ones in the car who have to deal with all these impacts and pains and stiffness that are created in our backs. I am happy that you have understood the message and have reacted quickly with a proposal to solve this problem“, the one from AlphaTauri added.



Source: www.marca.com

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