Toto Wolff: I think in a way we have dissected what we define as porpoising



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Toto Wolff: I think in a way we have dissected what we define as porpoising

The Mercedes team complained about porpoising problems throughout the season, and even the FIA had to intervene. Still, they seem to have partially solved the problem after the excellent result of their drivers at the Canada GP "I think in a way we have dissected what we define as porpoising or bouncing, and it is that the porpoising, which is the aerodynamic movement of the car, I think that's solved and we got on top of this around Barcelona," he said for motorsport.com "It is more that the ride of the cars is really what causes the comments of the drivers.

The cars are simply all too stiff. The kerb ride is bad, the bump ride is bad and I would say that now, with dissecting this problem, you can tackle it better."

Toto Wolff on another problem

Toto Wolff pointed to another problem, and that is stiffness.

"What we see in the cars is just the stiffness," he said. "You look at some of the slow motions from the two leading cars and the Alpines, you see that they are bouncing off the kerb in a very hard way. "This is what the drivers actually complained about, the stiffness of the car.

This is something we need to look at: how we can reduce the impact. And of course, the smoother the track, the better. The lower the kerbs, the less we see this phenomenon." Toto Wolff can be optimistic later in the season, and he also revealed what could solve the problems "I think we just need to put more load in the car, more downforce and equally do that with a car that is not as low on the ground as we expected," he said.

"It's a clear direction: you can see the cars going higher. And this is where we need to find the performance." This is certainly good news for Mercedes fans who now have hope for the rest of the season. Nothing is over yet, and it will be interesting to watch F1 until the very end. Ferrari and Red Bull are still the main favorites, and we’ll see who can be the ultimate winner in the end.