While the Canadian Grand Prix has gone almost normally for Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes, Red Bull has rekindled the controversy. Helmut Marko invited the German team to solve their problems alone without involving the other teams.
Whether safe or off-piste, the season is taking a very tricky turn mercedes. Even in the ranking of the stables, the German formation seems to have fallen short of its usual position. With the new regulations introduced in Formula 1the situation has changed completely, though george russell made a more than interesting start. At his side, Lewis Hamilton is light years away from your expectations. After losing by a hair his eighth world championship title, the English driver is living a very complicated season, he will have to wait for the Canadian Grand Prix to get his … second podium! Terrifying numbers for Hamilton. Another consequence of the new regulations is the famous controversy over the “porpoise”. In Baku especially, Lewis Hamilton he came out of his career with a lot of back pain. ” We had so many rebounds at the end of the straight on Friday that I couldn’t finish my long stage. My back was loose. May God thank Angela (her physiotherapist). She treats me every night and I also have acupuncture. On Saturday I woke up with a lot of pain. Now we don’t have as much pain at the end of the straight but it’s still terrible “, he confided at the end of an exhausting Grand Prix in statements broadcast by Nextgen Auto.
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“This team should solve its own problems”
He FIA it did not take long to react. To avoid porpoise and all its consequences, the stables will be subjected to a measurement system. If they ever do not respect the limits imposed, the FIA it will require a quick change. Which could force Mercedes to act in his car. Per Helmut Marko, the German team will shoot in the foot. “ I totally agree with Max. [Verstappen], it’s not okay to change something like that during the season. It cannot be the FIA making our adjustments. Changing the gear height means changing the settings and the FIA cannot do that. Secondly, I think all of this is the result of a team’s problems. This team should solve its own problems and not affect other teams. I think there are too many parameters that are not yet clear. So I think the FIA needs to make another clarification “, explained the leader Red Bull in the observations made a Motorsport.com. At his side, Max Verstappen he wanted to minimize the porpoise, even comparing it to other pains in other sports. ” Of course, the porpoise we currently have is not good and I don’t think it is right. But some teams are able to handle these things much better than others, so it’s possible to get rid of them. So I don’t think we should dramatize too much what’s going on right now. Footballers have knee problems, injuries of all kinds. Or even a motocross or MotoGP rider, the number of bones that were broken in the body. You can always judge “yes, is this the safest thing you can do?” but we are prepared to take risks, it is our sport, it is what I like to do “The current world champion concludes. The controversy is not over …