Canadian F1 GP 2022: Verstappen has the rebound

This is the ‘off topic’ of the week. The previous one, the driver’s salary, in this one, the decision of the FIA ​​to get its hands on the “porposing”, we will see how and who it affects. Yes, the most “rebounded”, without a doubt the champion, Max Verstappen. “I don’t know if it helps us or not, but change the rule in the middle of the year I don’t think it’s just because a team asks for it“, assures the Dutchman. “I understand the importance of

safety, of course, but you talk to any paddock engineer and they tell you the same thing,

lift the car (less performance) and you will have fewer problems”.

And fewer benefits, of course. Max, at 24, like Leclerc, doesn’t look much further than possible sequels.

“There are many sports where there is damage, like football players, motocross and MotoGP riders, who sometimes break their bones but take that risk.

“. They’re not going to move him from there, that’s clear.

The thing is

Max doesn’t have veteran support

neither Vettel, who seems to be fine, nor Alonso since the Alpine has him under control, although he warns that “in Barcelona we had twice as many Mercedes in Bak and that’s it, yes

He is trying to lift the car and since the driver is not going to want it, if the FIA ​​can mediate and tell the team to lift it, the better.

In Free Practice 1 and Free Practice 2, the FIA ​​technicians took measurements of vertical accelerations, and for today’s Free Practice 3 they will decide on measurements, heights, etc…

For Hamilton, all of this is useful, especially if he doesn’t have to lift the car and achieves another period of changes.

“Safety is key and at least one driver from each team has given an opinion on the matter, the FIA ​​has been working to improve what a car is for several years, it’s not about managing the rebound but about the “eliminate completely so that I don’t have back problems in the future, nor in my head, I have a lot more pain this year. I don’t think it will change my performance much, although I’m still wrong” , entrusts the 44

take, hand to the lumbar, like an old man at the end of Bak to encourage this FIA ​​who feels he owes him one from Abu Dabu

. Whether I gave her a show or not is a mystery.

Those who do well because they don’t want to touch anything, like the Ferrari 16. solutions to improve it”, he adds.

Leclerc who also does not want Hamilton to close if this change turns the tables on the subject, which is essentially what it is.

This already happened in 2013 when a change (also for safety) in tire construction knocked Ferrari down and boosted Red Bull and, incidentally, Mercedes.

Everyone here has notches on their guns.

And to those who don’t come or go because they talk about the normality of the matter and the truth is that many, including Sainz,

they worried about the long-term consequences of doing 7,500km (this year’s races) and many other practices, with this wild and unpredictable rebound. Gasly says he doesn’t want to be garrotted at 30 and

Stroll and Ocon add the hardness of the cars, their rigidity (passage of the vibrators they have trouble), to the problem of “porposing”. “All these 23 races is not sustainable, let alone with so many years in the car, it would be hard on the body,” said the Canadian.

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And Russell? He is in the team that suffers from it, but regularly beats Hamilton with it.

“We’ll have to see if these changes make a difference or not, I’m not an expert and I don’t know if I can improve things, but as a driver I like to see how people from the FIA ​​are proactive. and take action. It’s more of a band-aid than a definitive solution, we’ll see why even teams that suffer little, suffer a lot and that should just be the starting point.”

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