Formula 1 star team Mercedes have called out the new regulation for the game, as they said that they have made racing very dangerous. The comments came right ahead of the race day in Azerbaijan Grand Prix where the long straight lines, have put Mercedes in big trouble.
Lewis Hamilton, the seven-time world champion, said that he woke up with a back issue from shaking in the practice laps and during qualifying.
“My back was a real mess,” Hamilton said on Friday.
With ground effect potentially here to stay until at least 2026, Hamilton indicated he’d support rule changes to reduce the bouncing.
“I think it can be a safety thing, for sure,” he said. “There’s not really a lot that we can do to stop it, and we can’t have this for four years of this car, so I think they do need to work on it.”
A number of teams suffered from bouncing issues across the Baku weekend, with Mercedes’ James Vowles admitting after the race that the team had “pushed the package and our drivers too far; we are putting them into significant discomfort and we simply can’t do that again”.