Heavier F1 cars phone for lighter drivers
By: GMM on April 6, 2014
LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC – Toro Rosso driver Jean-Eric Vergne invested time in the hospital while trying to get rid of fat.
Toro Rosso Formula A single driver Jean-Eric Vergne has admitted he was hospitalized lately amid an excessive excess weight-loss regime for the 2014 season.
Larger than teammate and Toro Rosso newcomer Daniil Kvyat, the slight Russian teen, Frenchman Vergne said he committed to losing a number of pounds more than the winter to prepare for F1’;s significantly heavier new automobiles.
“The fat difference in between myself and my teammate was making me get rid of 4-tenths [of a 2nd per lap],” Vergne, who was offered a uncommon third consecutive season with the Red Bull junior crew this 12 months, informed French media. “I did a diet this winter, but you get to certain limits that the physique can no longer get. Truly, I was in hospital in between the Grands Prix in Australia and Malaysia simply because of a lack of water and a minor bit of lack of every thing. I was extremely weak.”
Vergne said that while the minimal auto-plus-bodyweight limit was raised by the FIA for the new turbo V6 principles, the 692-kg figure is still far as well low.
“Frankly, this [situation] is stupid,” Verne said. “Formula A single autos are extremely tough to drive and we need all of our abilities. Being forced to get rid of excess weight is not very good.”
Vergne said the matter has been mentioned by the drivers many instances currently in 2014, “but we have not reached a resolution.
“Some lighter drivers want to keep their edge,” he stated.
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