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Mercedes F1 reveals long-awaited update on physically struggling Lewis Hamilton

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Lewis Hamilton had become the biggest talking point of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix as he struggled out of his W13. As he complained about his back during the practice sessions and the race, the weekend was not easy for him. In addition to Lewis, many other drivers have also complained about the bad reputation of the new 2022 cars.

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As concerns about driver health and well-being mount, it looks like the FIA ​​could soon get involved to resolve the issue. Since new cars will be available for a few years before major rule changes in 2026, it’s important to monitor the level of porpoise.

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While some teams are against the rule changes, Mercedes in a recent video explained that this cannot continue. Detailing the porpoise and providing an update on Lewis’s health, the video answered a lot of questions for fans.

Mercedes explains Lewis Hamilton’s problems and why it can’t happen again

Mercedes Motorsport chief strategy officer James Vowles was of the opinion that F1 teams significantly inconvenienced their drivers. In the latest race report video; Vowels explained the rebound experienced by Lewis Hamilton and why the pain they experienced was not acceptable.

“I am pleased to report that Lewis is here this morning, I spent a few hours with him and he is doing well. He will get back in the car in Montreal. James started to say. “He’s an elite athlete who will push the limits of his endurance and that of the car and that’s what Formula 1 drivers do, that’s what makes them exceptional.”

Formula One F1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 12, 2022 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton on the grid before the race REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/Pool

He further explained that Mercedes took the package to the extreme in both Lewis’s and George’s cars. That caused great discomfort for both drivers and Mercedes cannot do that again. James also added that apart from Lewis, there are also other drivers who have complained about the extreme levels of rebound.

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George Russell, in particular, had mentioned that it was only a while before a major incident occurred. It remains to be seen what happens around porpoise-related issues.

Mercedes explains the difference: porpoise, rebound and hitting rock bottom

Moving the conversation away from the issues, James Vowles also explained the difference between the terms. According to him, porpoises, bouncing and bottoming out are three different topics. And while Mercedes has witnessed porpoises; what happened in Monaco was more about rebounding.

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“We definitely had porpoises in the previous races and in Barcelona we didn’t and we’ve put a lot of effort into our package to make sure we did everything we could to resolve it and I’m sure we’ve made a step.” .”

Formula One F1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 12, 2022 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action during the race REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

James further added that in Barcelona, ​​the car was much more stable. Which means they could lower it and the package worked well aerodynamically; which helped in yield production.

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He concluded that the eight-time constructors’ champions had a long way to go in terms of performance; ending with the fact that Canada will be different than how his performance at Silverstone will be.

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