FIA move on porpoising ‘overtly biased’ to helping Mercedes - Horner


 The technical directive issued ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix showed the FIA’s stance on porpoising is “overtly biased” to fixing Mercedes’ issues, according to Red Bull team principal Christian Horner.

Ahead of the race weekend the FIA announced its intention to introduce a technical directive that would define an acceptable level of bouncing that drivers can be subjected to. Any team that exceeded that threshold during a race weekend would be forced to make changes, but many teams have pushed back against the move, with Horner saying the fact Mercedes was prepared with a solution that the technical directive would allow suggests it was the only team being helped by the governing body’s stance.

“On the evidence of (Canada), Azerbaijan and this race were always going to be two of the worst races on the calendar,” Horner said. “It didn’t look like an issue in the race. And of course there is a process of these things to be introduced.

“What was particularly disappointing was the second stay, because that has to be discussed in a technical forum and that is overtly biased to sorting one team’s problems out, which were the only team that turned up here with it even in advance of the TD. So work that one out.”

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