George Russell responds to Christian Horner's statements about porpoising



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George Russell responds to Christian Horner's statements about porpoising

Christian Horner recently had a brutally honest statement about porpoising issues and believes drivers are complaining about it just because they want to change the rules. George Russell reacted to Horner's statement: "No one is saying this to try and gain any advantage.

"You've got the Ferrari drivers, and even Max [Verstappen] saying how tough it is. "You've either got porpoising and the car is hitting the ground or you have to run the car millimetres, perhaps one centimetre, above the ground and you're smashing the bumps.

"So whichever way you've got it, it's not great for anyone. Something will happen. There's no doubt about it. "But I don't know what the solution is, to be honest. At the end of the day, the majority of us are in the same boat."

George Russell on porpoising

Russell has revealed that he has growing problems with porpoising, but hopes that engineers will find the right solution to solve this problem. Obviously it bothers them a lot. "It does feel worse," added Russell.

"At the start of the season we had this porpoising and it was a slower, sort of wavey effect. "Since Barcelona, we've got a different kind of issue. They're not straightforward these cars, no doubt. "I was pretty pleased to see the race come to a close because I was smashing the ground every single corner, every single lap out there for an hour and a half [and it was] pretty brutal.

"It's what we've got to deal with and live with at the moment, and we as drivers have to expect. "There are not going to be any short-term changes but there are conversations ongoing about what the long-term future of these regulations hold.

"Let's see. We've got a lot of brilliant engineers and intelligent people in the sport and I'm sure they'll find a solution." The Mercedes team will have to work hard.