FIA sticks to guns on F1 ‘bouncing’ rule change despite top teams’ objections

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  • Second regulation tweak relates to rigidity of the car floor
  • Leclerc and Verstappen will start in Belgium from back of grid

The mathematics may appear impenetrable but Formula One’s purpose in imposing a new rule mid-season could not be more clear. This weekend at the Belgian Grand Prix the FIA has explicitly shown it will not tolerate a risk of long-term head trauma to its drivers.

Its decision has not been popular with some teams as the knock-on from what was imposed for safety reasons may yet also have an effect on the competitive order. The results will be seen this weekend at Spa-Francorchamps but should not detract from what has been a steadfast commitment to put driver safety first.

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Written by Giles Richards in Spa-Francorchamps
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/aug/26/red-bull-ferrari-object-but-fia-stick-to-guns-on-new-long-term-head-trauma-rule under the title “FIA sticks to guns on F1 ‘bouncing’ rule change despite top teams’ objections”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.