Russell reports back, chest pain due to porpoising

2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Sunday – LAT Images. Credits: Mercedes.

George Russell revealed that he had to deal with back and chest pain caused by porpoising during the Emilia Romagna GP.

Porpoising remained a concern for F1 teams last weekend at Imola. Russell states that a solution needs to be found as the issue becomes “not sustainable” for the drivers.

“I think when the car’s in the right window and the tires are in the right window, the car, except for the bouncing, feels really good to drive,” he said.

“But the bouncing really takes your breath away. It’s the most extreme I’ve ever felt it. I really hope we find a solution and I hope every team who’s struggling with the bouncing finds a solution because it is not sustainable for the drivers to continue with this level.

“This is the first weekend I’ve truly been struggling with my back. Almost like chest pains from the severity of the bouncing, but it’s just what we have to do to go get the fastest lap times out of the car.”

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