More Formula 1 drivers have backed the FIA’s decision to intervene over porpoising, saying it’s the best way to make teams improve the ride of their cars.
Electrical problems in second practice compromised Alfa Romeo’s efforts to solve the handling problem which mystified Valtteri Bottas in Baku.
Lewis Hamilton said an experimental set-up and drastic floor change on his Mercedes did not improve the performance of the team’s troubled car in practice for the Canadian Grand Prix.
In the round-up: Hamilton doubts porpoising will affects his F1 future • Alpine have taken “two or three steps backwards” – Alonso • Ferrari unreliability “a bump in the road” says Sainz
Yuki Tsunoda will start the Canadian Grand Prix from the back of the grid after incurring penalties for exceeding his allocation of power unit parts.
F1 drivers whose cars aren’t affected by porpoising have warned they are suffering from poor ride quality, but don’t expect a quick fix.
In the round-up: F1 drivers will have to avoid Montreal’s kerbs in new cars – Gasly • Norris hopes Mclaren gains appear at all tracks • Alfa Romeo will solve soft tyre warm-up for Canada – Pujolar
Lewis Hamilton though his seat had gone cold during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix because the pain in his back had caused numbness.
In the round-up: Latifi insists he will finish 2022 F1 season • Midfield teams’ next upgrades crucial – Gasly • Drugovich prepared to play it safe in title bid
Following Ferrari’s double retirement in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, the team has confirmed it will use a “short-term fix” for the problem which ended Carlos Sainz Jnr’s race.
Valtteri Bottas expects Alfa Romeo will discover something was wrong with his car during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix as his lap times were slower than the Williams drivers’ at the end of the race.
In the round-up: F2 racer’s father banned from paddock • Vibration ended Stroll’s race • Vips ‘really pushing’ before race-losing crash – Hauger
Formula 2 driver Amaury Cordeel faces a ban from the next round at Silverstone after reaching the threshold of 12 penalty points on his licence.
Dennis Hauger inherited the win of the Baku Formula 2 feature race after leader Juri Vips threw away victory in the castle section with just minutes remaining.
Severe bouncing caused by cars bottoming out at high speeds will lead to a serious accident, says George Russell.
Charles Leclerc did not expect Ferrari to be able to beat Red Bull around Baku, until claiming pole position with his final lap of qualifying.
Mercedes junior driver Frederick Vesti has taken his first win in Formula 2, during a frantic, Safety Car-strewn Baku sprint race.
Jüri Vips claimed pole position in Formula 2’s Baku qualifying session, where drivers benefited greatly from the slipstream effect along the main straight.
In the round-up: Norris ‘confirmed he’s definitely something special’ with recent form – Seidl • Gay driver ‘would help push F1 in a better direction’ – Vettel • Silverstone bring lawsuit over resurfacing
Porsche confirmed it has completed a roll-out of its Gen3 Formula E car, making it the first of the series’ manufacturers to commence its testing programme.