F1: Fernando Alonso warns bounce rules are ‘tough’ to enforce.

Fernando Alonso of Spain and Alpine F1

Spain’s Fernando Alonso and Alpine F1 walk the pads while previewing the Canadian F1 Grand Prix on June 16, 2022 at Circuit Giles Villaniu in Montreal, Quebec. Clive Mason / Getty Images / AFP

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso warned on Thursday that it would be very difficult for Formula One to change the rules to end the game’s “porposing” or bouncing problems.

Speaking in front of the governing body, the FIA ​​announced its intention to intervene and “take action” to control or eliminate the incident, but Spaniard made it clear that he did not think the F1 parties would agree to any change.

The Alpine driver said he did not suffer as much as seven-time Mercedes champion Lewis Hamilton and Alfatouri’s Pierre Gasley, who complained bitterly after a painful experience at last Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

“Our car is pretty good at handling this year’s car bouncing effect,” Spaniard said at the Canadian Grand Prix on Thursday.

“I did not feel it much in Baku. We were more focused on tire wear, especially rear tire management. “

Although he has some sympathy for the problems of others – Hamilton is battling severe back pain and Gasley has suggested that he may “walk with a cane” in the future – he said he could not imagine parties agreeing to any change.

“It will be difficult for all parties to agree on a change,” he said.

“It’s going to be different in every circuit – in Jeddah, for example, it was very smooth, and in Australia, but nobody said anything there …”

With the cancellation of Covid in 2020 and 2021, the teams came to his senses as they met in Montreal for the first time in three years and were ready to race on one of the fastest, toughest and most challenging tracks of the season.

Haas driver Kevin Magnassen predicts it will be another painful roller-coaster for many teams.

“Montreal is a cool, cool place,” he said. “It’s a nice track as well

“But it’s very stylish so in this new car it’s going to be tough because they’re so tough. Sure, it’s going to be a challenge, I’m sure but a good one.

Responses to the FIA ​​plan from the modern Mercedes team and others are expected to be released on Friday, but initial indications suggest that technical proposals will not be welcomed as they force teams to set up their cars more carefully or face potential challenges. . Punishment

Earlier on Thursday, the ruling body of Formula One said it had taken medical advice and would intervene on security grounds, taking “steps” to reduce the ‘porposing’ effect.

“In the interests of driver safety, the FIA ​​has decided to intervene after consulting with its doctors,” a statement said.

“In a sport where competitors are regularly driving at a speed of 300 km / h, it is considered that all the concentration of a driver needs to be focused on that task and there can be significant consequences of excessive fatigue or pain experienced by a driver. This results in loss of concentration.

“In addition, the FIA ​​has expressed concern about the immediate physical impact on drivers’ health, with many reporting back pain following recent incidents.”

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