Belgium

Last Race: 24th Aug Belgium

Belgium GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Daniel Ricciardo
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Valtteri Bottas

FRIC ban 'could affect Merc more'

Thursday 10th July 2014

 RSS

Share:

FRIC ban 'could affect Merc more'

FRIC ban 'could affect Merc more'

Max Chilton feels Mercedes could suffer the most if interconnected suspension systems are banned from Formula 1.

Earlier this week, news broke that the FIA had written to all the teams informing them that the Front-and-Rear Interconnected Suspension (FRIC) systems controvene Article 3.15 of F1's Technical Regulations.

Motorsport's governing body believes the FRIC system could be considered a moveable aerodynamic device.

A decision on whether or not to be the system ahead of next weekend's German GP has yet to be made with Chilton claiming that if it does go through it will affect Mercedes more than the rest of the field.

He told told Sky Sports News: "I hear the Mercedes system is very complicated so it could affect them more."

In preparation for a potential ban, Chilton ran without the system during Wednesday's second day of testing at Silverstone.

"We had new parts to take off because the FRIC system is under investigation and we thought we might as well try the car and see what we could do without it in case it goes that way," he revealed.

"We did lots of different set up changes and I think we learnt a lot."

He added: "It didn't feel as bad as I thought. It will depend on what circuit you are at.

"At Silverstone it didn't seem to take a huge amount of balance away from the car and by the end of the day we kind of got it back to where it was so it was actually quite an encouraging sign."

It's Go, Go, Go In Belgium

Editor's Picks

Winners and Losers: Spa

Winners and Losers: Spa

Daniel Ricciardo made it two on the trot thanks to Nico Rosberg's one-man campaign at wrecking Mercedes' challenge...

Stand-Out Moments In 2014

Stand-Out Moments In 2014

Stuff the critics, Andrew Davies thinks this has been an outstanding year of F1 and delivers his 10 magnificent moments...

What Will Alonso Do Next?

What Will Alonso Do Next?

Fernando Alonso is well known for his love of magic, but he needs to pull a rabbit out of a hat very quickly...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...

Not The F1 News: Rain Radar

Not The F1 News: Rain Radar

Eric Boullier and the McLaren team are receiving more training from the weather satellite company, UBIMET...