Current world champion Verstappen, the flying Dutchman who has actually been driving above the clouds, did not agree with the FIA decision to intervene on F1 cars’ bounciness. The 24-year-old, who has been leading the tally of driver’s championship title and has secured No 1 position on all races that he managed to finish.
Nonetheless, the F1 Governing body said in a statement ahead of this weekend Canadian GP that it would act on reducing the bounciness of the cars. Apart from that, FIA issued a statement late on Thursday saying that it would closely observe the cars’ aerodynamics, while it also has set off a gauge that would determine an acceptable level of bounciness.
Besides, it was shown multiple times in many television channels that Mercedes’ seven-time world champion Hamilton had been struggling to get out his car alone after finishing the Baku GP, while Russel was quoted saying that a major accident could take place, if FIA keeps the blazing issue unattended.
Verstappen says FIA rules change on cars’ bounciness not right
Nonetheless, disapproving FIA decision that the F1 cars’ bounciness must be addressed, Verstappen said that the F1 Governing body should not have intervened at this stage of the season.
Expressing deep discontent about the change in rules, Verstappen said ahead of Canadian GP, “For me, regardless if it is going to help or work against us, rule changes in the middle of the year I don't think it is correct.
I understand the safety part of it but I think if you talk to every engineer in the paddock if you raise your car you will have less issues anyway. You are going to try and find the limit of what your body can cope with for performance but I don't think for now it is correct for them to intervene and start applying these rules.
It is very simple, just go up on ride height and you won’t have these issues, it is basically a little bit complicated and I also think it will be very hard to police”.