Do you agree that FRIC is illegal and, if so, why has it taken so long for action to be taken?
Ben Smith, via email
It's not really for me to judge if something is legal or illegal. The FIA has all the information it needs on how each individual team operates the system and has decided that the time is right to step in.
Systems that link the front and rear suspension, even diagonally, have been around since I started in Formula 1 over 40 years ago. Then, they were basically mechanical cables that, when the front of the car dived under braking, pulled the rear down as well to reduce the change in car attitude created by the weight transfer.
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