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Christian Horner

Horner jokes about F1 rule changes: My wife says size doesn't matter

New technical rules regarding floors, designed to solve porpoising issues, will be introduced for the 2023 F1 season.

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Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner offered a comical take on the new Formula 1 technical rules designed to combat the porpoising drivers experience.

Calls to make changes were made after the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, when Lewis Hamilton suffered from back injury after the race and Pierre Gasly went for an MRI scan due to the violent bouncing he experienced in the cockpit.

From 2023 onwards, teams will be required to raise the ride height of their cars by 15mm, a compromise on the original 25mm that was suggested.

Red Bull were initially clear in their opposition to the 25mm increase, something Horner gave an amusing take on.

"You know, my wife often tells me size doesn't matter!" Horner told media including RacingNews365.com.

"I'm not going to get too fussed about millimeters. So 25mm versus 15mm, we've got to live with it."

Rule change has come "incredibly late" for teams, says Horner

Horner spoke to RacingNews365.com about the compromises at the recent Hungarian Grand Prix, believing that his team were the best placed to find a solution.

Now he says the changes have come quite late in the season as the teams switch focus on development on their cars for next year.

He added: "It's inconvenient to be introducing [it at] this time of time of year. It's incredibly late.

"It is what it is. We ended up negotiating on a number. We ended up with a number [that] is the same for everybody."

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