Russell urged to standardize cockpit dimensionsApril 8, 2019
George Russell, with a height of 185 centimeters, is one of the tallest pilots in Formula 1. The Williams driver believes that his rivals have an advantage due to lower growth, and calls for the minimum cockpit dimensions to be set in the technical regulations. in equal conditions.
George Russell: “Of course, low riders have an advantage. Designers are trying to very tightly assemble the elements of the machine, so the less space you need to take the rider, the more they have room to work. For example, radiators can be placed closer. This story will never end.
As far as I know, in the Formula 2 and in the Formula 3, the cockpit is of standard size to fit a racer 192 cm tall. So you need to do in Formula 1 – probably, the fans will not notice, but it will be a step in the right direction. “
In 2019, changes have already occurred in the technical regulations, which equalize the possibilities of riders with different weights. According to Russell, this allowed him to gain weight, which returned to normal values for his height: “Before, I always weighed less, considering my size, but now I have a normal weight.
Last year I weighed 66 kg, but at Christmas I gained 6 kg. This was not due to the fact that I leaned on a holiday turkey, but because I went to the gym. Now I feel more healthy. I weigh 72-73 kg and I feel more energy in myself. I’m sure even my girlfriend will confirm that I look better! ”
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