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Analysing the FRIC Ban: What Suspension Rule Means for Rest of 2014 F1 Season

Given that FRIC (Front and Rear Interlinked Suspension) has been present on Formula One cars for over six years, the emergence of the FIA's plans to ban the system as soon as next weekend's German Grand Prix, as reported by Jonathan Noble of Autosport, came as a major shock. And that shock wasn't only confined to those who had previously never even heard of the device, which, according to Noble, links "the front and rear suspension to maintain a constant ride height for improved performance." Eric Boullier, the racing director of McLaren, one of the most iconic institutions in F1 history and still a major power, revealed that his team—one of the many to benefit from the system—had learnt of the ban at very short notice.&nbs...

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