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FIA tackles 'porpoising' with new F1 Technical Directive

The FIA has published a Technical Directive to help reduce or eliminate porpoising in F1 following the recent concerns expressed by several drivers on the long-term physical effects of the phenomenon. Porpoising, or a car's high frequency vertical bouncing movement caused by aero forces circulating within a car's underbody, was a well-known by-product of Formula 1's ground-effects era in the late seventies and early eighties. But the phenomenon came back to haunt teams in pre-season testing earlier this year with all outfits impacted to varying degrees by the issue. Mercedes is the team that has been hit the hardest by the problem, and last weekend in Baku, George Russell warned that...
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