Both Horner and Toto are cut from the same cloth. Both are equally vicious in pushing their agenda. All this porpoising drama was amplified by Mercedes with a bad car and Horner is trying to retain his side of the advantage by pushing back on changes.dans79 wrote: ↑Wed Aug 17, 2022 1:53 amNot to mention Horner is spinning everything to suit his agenda. He knows teams and drivers will always push the limit unless the FIA stops them. To much is at stake for them not to. Jules died because he was pushing the limit. Williams initially believed senna died because they pushed the limit on the steering column.30
Here is Horner's star designer on that very topic.
https://www.racefans.net/2017/11/03/new ... his-death/Senna’s steering column had been modified in an attempt to improve his driving position. Newey drew up the plans to reposition the steering column and reduce its diameter at one point. He described the changes as “two very bad pieces of engineering” which “Patrick [Head] and I were responsible for”.
Following the crash Williams conducted tests of their steering column design. They found that despite the reduction in diameter and a fatigue crack on the shaft, the column was still functional.
Nonetheless Newey says he still feels “guilty” about the crash. “I was one of the senior officers in a team that designed a car in which a great man was killed,” he said.
“Regardless of whether that steering column caused the accident or not, there is no escaping the fact that it was a bad piece of design that should never have been allowed to get on the car.”
To be honest, the so called dangers of porpoising have been blown out of proportion, largely by Mercedes. Toto had the biggest trumpet on this one and his drivers acted very well according to the script. They designed a bad car and it took a while to find out a solution and in the meantime, they tried hard to handicap other teams. It was that simple. Now even without any regulation changes, their car has no porpoising. All this floor flexing is as much a dark art as anything else in F1 and FIA has been clueless if that's actually a thing. Mercedes highlighted it and FIA took it seriously. Not sure if Spa change will have any bearing on any team.
Now that no car has any porpoising, what's the need to change regulations for next year? FIA is once again making monkey's meal out of this. They can't let the regulations stabilize for once.