F1: All teams to run without ‘Fric’ system in Hockenheim

All Formula 1 have confirmed that they will not run the controversial ‘Fric’ suspension system at the German Grand Prix.

The FIA’s F1 technical delegate Jo Bauer has confirmed Friday that none of the cars that will take part in this weekend’s will be fitted with a Front-and-Rear Interconnected Suspension (FRIC) system.

The news follows a technical directive sent to the teams by the FIA’s race director Charlie Whiting following the last race in Great Britain, which called into question the legality of some of the ‘Fric’ systems being used this season.

The FIA made it clear that they believed some of the systems being used may break technical regulations regarding moveable aerodynamic devices, raising the possibility of one or more teams being reported to the stewards this weekend.

However, with all of the teams having removed FRIC suspension from their cars, the risk of a team being reported appears to have disappeared.

F1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Germany

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG, in Germany. (Photo: WRi2)

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