LEWIS HAMILTON has complained of affected by again pains as Mercedes proceed to battle with porpoising points.
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Lewis Hamilton is amongst drivers who’ve been advised to “keep at residence” by Franz Tost after complaining about porpoising points. The AlphaTauri boss claimed drivers ought to watch races on TV if driving an F1 automobile was “too troublesome for them”.
Talking within the group principal press convention, Tost stated: “These are System 1 automobiles. This isn’t a Rolls-Royce, and drivers ought to be privy to this. If the automobiles are too stiff or it’s too troublesome for them, possibly they need to keep at residence in the lounge, sitting within the chair, after which they’ll do the races in TV or the place, I don’t know.”
His feedback come after Hamilton has continued to lift complaints over again pains he suffered on the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. George Russell and Daniel Ricciardo are among the many different drivers to have raised considerations over the bouncing they skilled in Baku.
Tost’s personal driver, Pierre Gasly, has additionally admitted to taking painkillers as a result of points. Nevertheless, the AlphaTauri boss has claimed drivers ought to be chargeable for their very own pains by doing extra coaching forward of races.
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Franz Tost has hit again at drivers complaining about porpoising (Picture: Getty)
He believes struggling contained in the automobile was “nothing new” and recommended additional work on neck muscle energy would assist. He defined: “On one hand, I can perceive it’s not really easy for them. However, it is a System 1 automobile.
“I keep in mind again when the ‘wing automobiles’ have been on the market, there was a driver coming to me on Sunday night and says ‘tomorrow I’ve to go to the dentist as a result of I lose my fillings within the bend as a result of the automobiles are so arduous to drive’. It’s nothing new. Initially, the drivers should do extra coaching for the neck muscle mass and for the gluteus maximus, then this helps for certain.”
The FIA has taken steps to cut back the problem by issuing a brand new technical directive forward of the Canadian Grand Prix. The directive warns the FIA will measure an appropriate price of oscillations to make sure groups can’t run their automobiles too low to the bottom.
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Lewis Hamilton complained of again pains after the Azerbaijan Grand Prix (Picture: Getty)
They’ve additionally promised to talk to groups to have a look at medium-term options to the problems. Hamilton backed the FIA’s method on Friday, however Tost appeared to query the effectiveness of the brand new tips
He stated: “How a lot this may be managed, I don’t know but. However at Scuderia AlphaTauri we assist the FIA, we are going to give them the info after which we are going to see what might be the outcome.”