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Carlos Sainz pleasantly surprised by swift FIA porpoising response

Carlos Sainz pleasantly surprised by swift FIA porpoising response

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Carlos Sainz admitted he didn’t expect such a fast response from the FIA addressing drivers’ concerns surrounding their health.

Several drivers spoke up after the Azerbaijan Grand Prix after significant porpoising and bouncing issues plagued them on the streets of Baku, with Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton experiencing forces of up to 10G on his neck and back throughout – twice the maximum load experienced driving through fast corners in Formula 1.

Hamilton’s was perhaps the most extreme example of how much damage the bouncing showed it could do in Baku, and others including Pierre Gasly, Daniel Ricciardo and Valtteri Bottas voiced their concerns around their long-term health.

But the FIA introduced a new technical directive ahead of the weekend in Montreal which looked at addressing these issues, including a limit on the number of vertical oscillations the cars can do over a lap – capping how much a car can bounce, with teams facing the threat of disqualification if these…

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