In Formula 1, FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem (left) makes a big announcement.

Suddenly everyone is talking about porpoises. Porpoising is the theme of the season in the formula 1. After the big rule reform, the teams fight with hopping cars and just can’t get the problem under control.

First measures of formula 1 nonetheless showed an improvement. FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem is now speaking up personally and making a big announcement.

Formula 1: FIA ​​President announces rule change

Some have it worse than others – but all drivers suffer from the mysterious Hoppel phenomenon.

The rule revolution before the season has ensured that the racing cars touch down every second, especially at high speeds. Without any suspension and with the new, rock-hard tires, this causes complaints and sometimes severe pain for the pilots.

In Formula 1, FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem (left) makes a big announcement.

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FIA boss spoke to all drivers and team bosses

The world motorsport association FIA was able to at least contain the problem with an initial package of measures. To fix it, almost all drivers agree, but further steps are needed.


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The FIA ​​President has now announced this. Ben Sulayem announced via Twitter that he will be submitting a package of updated technical regulations to fix porpoising to the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) this week, with a view to the 2023 season.

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For this, according to the FIA ​​boss, he personally spoke to all 20 drivers and all ten team bosses of the racing teams. The WMSC has yet to discuss and decide on the rule changes before they become effective next season. But then the Hoppel problem should be history once and for all.

Shock statement from Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton had more than just a hopler at the Belgian GP in Spa. After the violent crash with Alonso, in which the record world champion even took off, he made frightening statements. You can read them here.

Surprisingly, Hamilton didn’t feel like a medical check afterwards. At least he initially skipped the obligatory visit to the route hospital. Then the FIA ​​got involved. More here.

Source: Derwesten

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