Norris having "lots" of back issues with current F1 cars

Norris having "lots" of back issues with current F1 cars
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Norris having "lots" of back issues with current F1 cars

The current generation of cars in Formula 1 are designed to be very low to the ground and have stiff suspension in order to optimize downforce levels. This change in design has affected how drivers experience the track compared to previous eras. Drivers are no longer able to attack kerbs as aggressively without unsettling the car. The phenomenon of porpoising in 2022 caused some drivers, including Lewis Hamilton, to complain about back problems. Lando Norris expressed his support for softer car designs, citing his own struggles with back issues. Other drivers in the press conference had not experienced similar problems. Valtteri Bottas joked about his previous back issues and emphasized the balance between performance and comfort in a racing car. Charles Leclerc, whose team had a particularly affected car, did not find porpoising to be a major issue.

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Source: Motorsport.com

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