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Ferrari deny Mercedes' claim about Charles Leclerc's French GP crash as regulation dispute escalates

Red Bull and Ferrari do not believe that Charles Leclerc’s accident at last weekend’s French Grand Prix was at all related to “porpoising” and bouncing. The phenomenon has appeared this season amid the arrival of the new technical regulations, which have brought about the return of ground effect aerodynamics. It meant a complete change to the design of both the floor and the chassis, and issues began to arise for some teams, including Mercedes. The turbulence of the W13, perhaps exacerbated by their skinny sidepods, caused “porpoising,” before the floor started whacking the track surface when they fixed it. READ: Charles Leclerc: ‘I’m going to close myself at home’ Not...
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