Lewis Hamilton believes that Mercedes will have to deal with porpoising at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix this weekend.

Porpoising has proven to be one of weak points of Mercedes’ W13 car as it affects the performance. It was a big concern for Mercedes in Bahrain. Hamilton thinks that the issue will not disappear at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit.

“It’s definitely not track-specific, because we still had the problem in Barcelona,” he said.

“It’s not as bumpy as here, but we still had the problem there. [Bahrain] is a bumpy track and we’ve had these longer straights.

“We anticipate in the next race – they have much longer straights there – we will have the same issue unless we fix it. And there’s a huge amount of people in the background that are working, incredibly intelligent[ly], around the clock, trying to come up with the right solutions.

“We don’t often jump the gun – everything’s thoroughly gone through before we make decisions.”

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