Formula One’s bid to end bouncing faces bumpy passage

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Most of the teams were annoyed that the FIA ​​made the FIA ​​announcement on time, which led to confusion about the implementation of any new measures aimed at limiting bouncing.

Most of the teams were annoyed that the FIA ​​made the FIA ​​announcement on time, which led to confusion about the implementation of any new measures aimed at limiting bouncing.

Formula One’s attempt to intervene in the sport’s “dolphins” controversy on health and safety grounds has led to hot-tempered clashes between team principals and a lack of progress during the Canadian Grand Prix over the weekend.

But moves to resolve contentious and potentially dangerous issues are expected to continue at a meeting of technical bosses later this week, away from the tension of the race, according to paddock watchers.

FIA Single Seat Technical Director Nicholas Tombazis is expected to meet with Team Technical Directors to find a solution and reduce or eliminate the dangers caused by the porpoise phenomenon created by this year’s ground effect cars.

But, as most observers point out, it will be a difficult task and it could take weeks or months to find a working consensus that is acceptable in the middle of the season.

While drivers such as Mercedes’ George Russell have applauded the ruling body’s action in the interest of driver safety, other teams have expressed dissatisfaction that mid-season rule changes are hindering their speed and success.

Discussions on the subject erupted into heated debate on Saturday as clashes broke out on Netflix cameras involving Mercedes boss Toto Wolff, Red Bull’s Christian Horner and Ferrari’s Mattia Binotto at the recording sessions for the Drive to Survive series.

Most teams were annoyed by the FIA’s untimely announcement, leading to confusion over the implementation of any new measures designed to limit bouncing.

Wolff, whose Team Mercedes cars bounced a lot, reacted furiously to suggestions that he wanted the FIA ​​to intervene to “level the playing field” and called the rivals’ comments “pathetic”.

Speaking to reporters, he reiterated that the new cars introduced this year to bring closer races were causing physical problems for drivers, including back pain, blurred vision, severe headaches and micro-concussions.

“Political maneuvering does not take into account what lies at the heart of all this – that since the beginning of the season, riders have been complaining. This is what we have to do – whatever solution and whatever technical part is implemented.

“We all have a responsibility to take this seriously.”

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