George Russell hints rules might be changed to end bouncing

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After the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, George Russell agreed with his team-mate Lewis Hamilton that the bouncing in the race was “pretty brutal”.

The heavy bouncing of Mercedes’ car severely affected Lewis Hamilton, who had trouble getting out of his car after the race, due to suffering from back pain.

While George Russell wasn’t as affected, he agreed the bouncing was “pretty brutal”.

“I was pretty pleased to see the race come to a close,” the Briton said.

“I was just smashing the ground every single corner and every single lap out there for an hour-and-a-half, and it is pretty brutal.

“It’s just what we’ve got to deal with at the moment and we as drivers have to accept.

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“There’s not going to be any short-term changes, but obviously there are conversations ongoing about what the long-term future of these regulations hold.”

George was then asked how the issue could be solved.

“I don’t know what the solution is to be honest. I think majority of us are in the same boat.

“Either you’ve got porpoising and the car’s bouncing up and down and hitting the floor or, if you don’t, you run the car millimetres from the ground and you’re just hitting the floor lap after lap.

“Whichever boat you’re in, it’s not a pleasant one,” Russell concluded.

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