- ‘Porpoising’ has increased as a result of new regulations
- George Russell of Mercedes previously raised concerns
Carlos Sainz has warned he fears for the long-term health of Formula One drivers because of the violent bouncing they are being subjected to on track. The Spanish Ferrari driver said he will discuss the issue with other drivers with a view to bringing it up with the FIA.
Speaking in the buildup to his home grand prix this weekend in Barcelona, the 27-year-old was unequivocal in expressing his concern over the effects of what is known as porpoising – the car bouncing on straights as it gains and loses ground-effect downforce – on the necks and backs of drivers. The problem has plagued many teams on the grid, including Ferrari and Mercedes, and was an unexpected side-effect of this year’s new regulations.
Written by Giles Richards in Barcelona
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/may/19/formula-one-carlos-sainz-worried-health-drivers-bouncing-porpoising under the title “Carlos Sainz worried over health of F1 drivers due to bouncing on track”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.