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Verstappen: Rule change mid-season “a bit disappointing”

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – JUNE 16: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing walks 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 Dan Mullan/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool.

Max Verstappen questions the FIA’s decision to introduce a technical directive regarding porpoising.

After F1 drivers’ request, the FIA decided to issue a technical directive, the aim of which is to get rid of porpoising and improve safety.

Verstappen, who was not affected much by porpoising in his Red Bull car, was not happy with the changes.

“I think it’s a bit disappointing that again there is a rule change mid-season, I would say,” he told RACER.

“It’s not even about affecting us more or less than other teams, but it shouldn’t be that one team is complaining a lot and suddenly then they change the regs around it.

“I think there are a lot of teams that actually did an amazing job to not have these kind of issues, so it is possible to drive around it.

“If you raise your car then you won’t have these issues, but you lose performance.

“But if you can’t design the car properly for that then that’s your fault, it’s not the regs’ fault. For me that is a bit of a shame.”

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