Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff has slammed the ‘political video games’ being performed by rival crew bosses over the porpoising problem on the Canadian Grand Prix. He believes that the difficulty is means too severe and it has gone too far, as this grave concern is impacting the well being of drivers.
Mercedes F1 boss slams rival crew bosses over porpoising problem
When requested by motorsport.com concerning the porpoising problem that groups are going through, Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff mentioned, “It is a sport the place you are making an attempt to maintain a aggressive benefit or achieve it. However this example has clearly gone too far. All drivers, at the very least one in each crew, have mentioned that they have been in ache after Baku, that they’d issue in holding the automotive on monitor or blurred imaginative and prescient.”
He went on so as to add that crew bosses are taking part in political video games by including, “Crew principals making an attempt to control what’s being mentioned to be able to hold the aggressive benefit and making an attempt to play political video games when the FIA tries to give you a fast resolution, to at the very least put the vehicles in a greater place, is disingenuous. And that is what I mentioned.”
Seven-time Drivers’ Champion Lewis Hamilton has been extraordinarily vocal concerning the extreme again ache he suffered on the Azerbaijan Grand Prix final weekend as a result of porpoising points on the lengthy straights of Baku. The Brit just isn’t the one driver to have raised such considerations, as a number of others have identified the security considerations that exist due to the bouncing points.
With different groups additionally elevating comparable considerations, Wolff added, “I am not solely speaking concerning the Mercedes: the entire vehicles suffered not directly or different in Baku, and nonetheless do it right here. The vehicles are too stiff. The vehicles bounce or no matter you wish to name it. We now have long-term results that we won’t even decide. However at any time it is a security danger, after which arising with little manipulations within the background, or Chinese language whispers, or briefing the drivers, is simply pitiful.”
Whereas F1, the FIA and the groups have had discussions over the porpoising problem, they haven’t but been capable of give you an amicable resolution.