Norris suffering back issues with current F1 cars

Norris suffering back issues with current F1 cars
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Norris suffering back issues with current F1 cars

The current generation of cars in Formula 1 have been designed to be low to the ground and have stiff suspension to maximize downforce levels, particularly with the use of underfloor venturi tunnels and rear diffusers. This design approach has significantly changed the driving experience compared to the high-downforce designs in previous years. The drivers now have to be more cautious when attacking kerbs, as the cars can become unsettled. The 2022 season also saw some drivers, including Lewis Hamilton, complain about back problems, which were attributed to the porpoising phenomenon. Lando Norris expressed his desire for future F1 cars to have softer rides, similar to those in 2019, 2020, and 2021, as he has personally struggled with back issues. Other drivers in the press conference had varying experiences, with some not facing similar problems and others prioritizing performance over comfort.

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Source: Autosport.com

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