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Exclusive: FIA warns controversial rule could be re-introduced at ‘very short notice’

Formula 1’s governing body, the FIA, has told that it could re-introduce Technical Directive 39 (TD39/22) “at very short notice” if porpoising re-emerges as an issue this season. TD39/22 was introduced ahead of the 2022 Belgian Grand Prix in a bid to alleviate porpoising, amid Mercedes in particular lobbying the FIA to take action, as their W13 was plagued by the phenomenon. This technical directive saw the FIA introduce an aerodynamic oscillation metric (AOM) which was used to measure how much each car was porpoising/bouncing. In the event of the FIA deeming a car to be “excessively oscillating”, they had the authority to prevent it from taking part in a grand...
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