McLaren staying out of suspension row

Published on 15 Feb 2017 14:44

Racing director of McLaren Eric Boullier says that McLaren are playing no part in the suspension rows that are currently ongoing in Formula 1.

A big battle between Mercedes and Red Bull, who will race so-called 'active suspension'-mimicking designs this year, and Ferrari could result in an official protest being lodged in Melbourne.

"Today we have very restrictive chassis regulations.  That means you have many ideas that can be interpreted differently within the scope of the regulations. This is why Ferrari insists upon its opinion," he said.

Boullier is adamant that the team stays focused on producing the car and will stay out of any dispute over the suspension

"We are very neutral," he said. "An agreement has been reached with the FIA, which is that we have to adhere to the existing rules but disclose our procedures in more detail. To be honest, one day we should just end it and copy road cars and bring back active suspension."


Fergal Walsh



Replies (2)
SE calle.itw 15 Feb 2017 20:240
Posts: 1333
Could be wise, but if it works and Merc and company can get away with this new suspension gimmick then the other teams might do well in following their example.
NL denis1304 16 Feb 2017 07:210
Posts: 120
it just looks like Ferrari doesn't know how to do it right

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