F1 to clamp down on the jump from the French GP

SILVER STONE – The FIA ​​will start enforcing rules on the amount of Formula 1 cars that can bounce – or bounce – from the French Grand Prix onwards.

The F1 board of directors has provided technical guidance on the issue following safety concerns about the impact of rebound on drivers’ health.

After the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, where a number of drivers complained of an uncomfortable ride in their cars, the FIA ​​announced that it would monitor rebound and come up with a scale with which it can regulate the forces being imposed on the driver.

Ahead of the British Grand Prix, the FIA ​​confirmed it had decided on the metric it would use to monitor rebound and warned teams that they would start to enforce the limit for the French Grand Prix and beyond.

Rebound is a feature of the latest generation of F1 cars and hasn’t been an issue with cars in recent years, which have been designed according to the previous set of regulations.

In order to generate aerodynamic performance from the car’s underside, new regulations – introduced to promote closer racing – encourage teams to run cars low to the ground and with stiff suspension.

The characteristics of the new cars led to bottoming, when the floor of the car hits the track, and a phenomenon known as porpoise, when the car’s underfloor aerodynamics pauses over and over, creating a recoil movement.

“With regard to the safety concerns previously raised by the FIA ​​regarding vertical oscillations (porpoises) for the new generation of Formula 1 cars, the FIA ​​is now taking the following steps to address this issue and has sent out a draft update of the technical guidance issued ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix for teams.”

“The FIA’s analysis of the vertical wobble data is over, and we’ve identified a metric by which this can be monitored – the update has been sent out to the teams to allow them to do their own analysis over the next two races to understand what, if any, changes they might need to make in order to comply when the steering becomes The technician is in effect from the French Grand Prix.

“In addition, the technical guidance also defines some updated parameters related to plank wear and slip stiffness, which are inherently related to the same problem, and go hand in hand with the scale. These changes are necessary to provide a level playing field between the two teams when the scale is implemented.”

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