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Carlos Sainz nervous for drivers’ long-term well being in new F1 vehicles as he requires debate

Carlos Sainz says drivers could also be paying a bodily worth long-term if System 1 sticks with their present automotive philosophy; The Ferrari driver, who says he has neck and again points as a consequence of new-for-2022 vehicles porpoising, needs to open a debate with drivers and the FIA

Final Up to date: 20/05/22 9:57am


Carlos Sainz says he’s involved in regards to the long-term well being results the brand new System 1 vehicles may have on drivers, calling for a rethink on the philosophy as he fears “paying a worth” together with his profession.

F1 has a very new era of vehicles for 2022 with a give attention to bettering wheel-to-wheel racing, and whereas that has up to now materialised the vehicles are additionally heavier, stiff and have seen drivers endure with violent bouncing.

By the 5 races up to now, many drivers have already spoken of the elevated bodily calls for of the brand new vehicles, and Sainz went a step additional forward of this weekend’s Spanish GP by saying they might have long-term results.

“I feel as drivers and System 1 we have to [consider] how a lot of a toll a driver ought to be paying for his again and his well being in a System 1 profession with this automotive’s philosophy,” stated the Ferrari driver.

“I feel we have to open the talk greater than something.

Sky F1's Karun Chandhok analyses the porpoising issue that has been troubling some drivers.

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Sky F1’s Karun Chandhok analyses the porpoising difficulty that has been troubling some drivers.

Sky F1’s Karun Chandhok analyses the porpoising difficulty that has been troubling some drivers.

“I feel the laws are nice, they’re doing precisely what was wanted for racing.

“However do we have to run as stiff for necks and again as we’re having to run currently with the automotive mass?

“For me it is extra of a philosophy query that I put on the market for System 1 and everybody to rethink about how a lot a driver must pay a worth for his profession together with his well being to fight this. I am considering extra long run.”

Sainz admitted that the subject of well being in a automotive was one which “drivers do not like speaking about a lot, as a result of we do not like sounding weak.”

Lewis Hamilton continued to experience difficulties with porpoising in his Mercedes during P1 in Saudi Arabia.

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Lewis Hamilton continued to expertise difficulties with porpoising in his Mercedes throughout P1 in Saudi Arabia.

Lewis Hamilton continued to expertise difficulties with porpoising in his Mercedes throughout P1 in Saudi Arabia.

“I am robust, I am very match and I think about myself one of many fittest drivers,” defined the Spaniard. “I’ve by no means struggled in a System 1 race in any respect. Nevertheless it’s extra long run and for the advantage of all of us.”

He added: “I see this yr I am tighter in every single place. I am already feeling it.

“I do not want skilled recommendation to know that 10 years like this, it’ll be powerful and you are going to must work quite a bit in mobility, flexibility and I will must put money into well being, physique well being.

“Possibly we must always put it up on the market to speak about and see what choices do we now have.”

Simon Lazenby is joined by Damon Hill and Karun Chandhok to look ahead to the Spanish GP.

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Simon Lazenby is joined by Damon Hill and Karun Chandhok to look forward to the Spanish GP.

Simon Lazenby is joined by Damon Hill and Karun Chandhok to look forward to the Spanish GP.

Sainz says he has but to talk to different drivers about his considerations or the FIA, however hopes a debate may be opened.

“It should get to a degree the place if we determine to go in sure instructions, the FIA must get entangled for positive,” he stated, “Let’s have a look at sooner or later.

“It is nonetheless very early days, it was a thought I used to be having within the first 5 races after I’ve been struggling with porpoising, that I’ve by no means even introduced up in a gathering but.

“I used to be most likely considering out loud and it is one thing very younger in my head and I most likely want to talk to different drivers like George who’re combating the identical phenomenon, we have to sit collectively and see what we are able to provide or suggest.”

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