Formula 1 Struggles With Bouncing Cars and Injured Drivers

Drivers are complaining of injuries, but some teams said changes should not be made midseason.

The safety of drivers has become political this season.

New aerodynamic regulations were introduced at the start of the year that were intended to allow the cars to follow more closely and aid overtaking, making the races more exciting.

A side effect is porpoising, a violent up-and-down movement caused by the stalling of airflow beneath the cars, which can also be affected by bouncing when they strike the ground repeatedly.

That has been tough on drivers. Pierre Gasly of AlphaTauri said he feared he would “end up with a cane at 30 years old” if changes were not

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