FIA to ban FRIC suspension system from German GP

The FIA is set to ban FRIC (front and rear inter-connected) suspension systems from the German Grand Prix onwards which could rule almost all the cars on the grid illegal.

The governing body has studied all the different systems in use and believes it may contravene the regulations, and has therefore advised the teams that they must remove the system from their cars ahead of the German GP in less than a fortnight.

“Having now seen and studied nearly every current design of front to rear linked suspension system we, the FIA, are formally of the view that the legality of all such systems could be called into question,” read a note issued to the teams on Tuesday.

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  1. Post By Groot

    This is getting ridiculous: Anything that is not “rigidly secured to the entirely sprung part of the car (rigidly secured means not having any degree of freedom),” would be classed as ‘moveable’ and therefore illegal. It is perhaps OK for aerodynamic parts, but for suspension?!… The suspension and steering of any car must have a degree of freedom otherwise the car would only go in a straight line and the suspension would behave like scaffolding girders. What about the steering wheel, pedals and other controls? What about the wheels themselves? They have a degree of movement to the sprung part of the car, so according to this rule they must also be declared illegal and banned.

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