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Controversy over changes in the Formula 1 regulations

The British driver George Russell, from Mercedes, spoke this Wednesday and considered that "the small changes" at the level of the technical regula


The British driver George Russell, from Mercedes, spoke this Wednesday and considered that “the small changes” at the level of the technical regulations that will be introduced in the Belgian GP next Sunday could cause Red Bull and Ferrari to lose some of the advantage of the they achieved in the first leg of the 1 Championship.

“The Spa-Francorchamps circuit will be interesting because there will be small changes in some rules that could equalize our chances with other teams,” Russell said, referring to the regulation of the “porpoising” effect that sucks cars towards the ground when they reach maximum speeds. speeds.

With a view to the resumption of the championship with the Belgian GP, ​​the International Automobile Federation (FIA) ordered the regulation of this effect known as “porpoise” that produces different inconveniences to the pilots for driving the single-seaters.

In this context, Russell argued that “every car is different, but if this effect were not regulated, it would harm our cars, so that this change could make the Red Bulls and Ferraris lose advantages” from a very good first part of the year.

With nine races to go before the end of the World Championship and after almost a month of break, the World Cup seems defined for Max Verstappen (Red Bull), who leads with 258 points, ahead of Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) with 178, and his teammate Sergio Perez (173).

Far behind are the two Mercedes cars, current constructors’ world champions, as Russell is fourth (158 points) and Lewis Hamilton sixth (146).