Mercedes demand FIA rule changes for Lewis Hamilton and George Russell months after vote

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MERCEDES have seemingly made a U-turn on their porpoising issues as Lewis Hamilton and George Russell battle.

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Mercedes have modified their views on F1’s bouncing points because the workforce realise Lewis Hamilton and George Russell are uncompetitive with the issue, in keeping with F1 reporter Tom Clarkson. He stated Mercedes and the opposite groups voted to not change experience top guidelines forward of the season to cease points with porpoising.

Nevertheless, Clarkson claims it’s only a case of people that aren’t successful races demanding change. Talking on the F1 Nation podcast, he stated: “There’s now this massive political battle about folks eager to get the FIA to stipulate a minimal experience top to cease the vehicles bouncing,

“What I discover fascinating in that’s all of the groups voted not to do this earlier than the beginning of the season, Mercedes included. They went to the vote and stated we could cease this porpoising by elevating the experience top and so they all stated no.

“And now it is turn into a factor and naturally the folks which can be successful do not need to change, the individuals who aren’t successful do need to change. I do not know the place it would finish actually.”

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Mercedes demand FIA rule changes for Lewis Hamilton and George Russell months after vote

Mercedes has made a u-turn on its views on porpoising (Picture: Getty)

Mercedes’ George Russell addressed the pre-season vote on the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. He admitted he understood Mercedes voted towards adjustments regardless of wanting to vary the foundations now.

He stated: “I believe that was completely comprehensible as a result of each single workforce is knowing and growing their vehicles round a set of rules and any change, no one is aware of what will be the results. And even us, I believe we voted towards it. And even now, we wish change however who is aware of what that change is.”

Nevertheless, Russell complained about porpoising all weekend in Baku, claiming “one thing will occur” if no adjustments are made. Forward of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Toto Wolff appeared to demand adjustments on security grounds.

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Mercedes demand FIA rule changes for Lewis Hamilton and George Russell months after vote

Lewis Hamilton and George Russell have struggled for tempo this season (Picture: Getty)

He stated: “I believe that many of the drivers have now come to the conclusion that it’s actually dangerous. The rules will observe for a few years. It’s the second now to say that could be a actual challenge and what can we do to carry everyone up.”

Nevertheless, those that have benefited from the brand new rules are towards the adjustments. Purple Bull boss Christian Horner stated he would inform his drivers to “b****” concerning the new guidelines if his workforce had been struggling and accused Mercedes of taking part in video games.

Horner stated: “Inform them (the drivers) to b*itch as a lot as they might over the radio and make as massive a difficulty out of it as they presumably may. It’s a part of the sport. Look, it’s uncomfortable however there are treatments to that nevertheless it’s detrimental to automobile efficiency.

“What’s the simplest factor to do? Complain from a security viewpoint, however every workforce has a selection.”


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