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Gasly happy with FIA’s quick response to drivers’ porpoising request

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – JUNE 16: Pierre Gasly of France and Scuderia AlphaTauri talks to the media in the Paddock during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Canada at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 16, 2022 in Montreal, Quebec. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool.

Pierre Gasly is delighted with the fact that the FIA quickly reacted to driver’s concerns regarding porpoising.

On Thursday, the FIA issued a technical directive that would help deal with porpoising and improve safety. It was the result of the request F1 drivers made at the Azerbaijan GP.

“I’m happy they’re taking it seriously, that they’re trying to take some measures as fast as possible,” Gasly reacted to news.

“At the end of the day, we are the ones in the car having to deal with all these impacts and pains and stiffness that it creates in our back. I’m just happy they understood the message and reacted quickly with some actions.”

The AlphaTauri driver revealed that drivers agreed that actions should be taken to get rid of porpoising.

“We all, between each other – putting the interest of any teams or any car aside – we all clearly said this is clearly too much.

“You can’t even realize what it’s like just watching from onboards or watching from outside. Once you drive in the car and you get hit for an hour-and-a-half driving at 330 [km/h], then it’s all a different perception once you actually experience what it is.

“So I think we are the best placed to discuss the matter and I’m just happy they understood that this is a serious, serious topic for all of us going forward.”

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