F1 » Drivers express concerns over 'dangerous' Korean pit entry

Two of F1's most experienced campaigners have spoken out about what they believe is a 'dangerous' pit-lane entry at the recently-completed Korea International Circuit, home to this weekend's inaugural Korean Grand Prix

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James Montgomery

October 22, 2010 4:14 PM
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Firstly.... they sound quite suprised from the amount of dust on the circuit..... they knew it was going to be all or nothing to get this circuit done so they would have been aware dust would be around. Oh and cutting the corners isn't exactly going to help now is it?

Pit Entry is risky though, after seeing Vettel stuck behind Trulli, the speed difference was an eye opener! Could make for some interesting action if someone spins off there.

However I can't really see what the organisers can do to change it at such short notice!?!?

The only options for the drivers are to shut up and drive, or boycott the event.

Zzz - Unregistered

October 22, 2010 4:25 PM

Short of a serious accident caused by the dangerous nature of the pit entry on a blind bend I expect nothing will be done. It's like someone playing Russian roulette. Every time they pull the trigger and get away with it they say, "See, I told you it was safe! I've pulled the trigger five times now and nothing has happened so the sixth time is certain to be OK."

F1 - Unregistered

October 22, 2010 9:21 PM

maybe an issue will occur during qualifying... hoping not there would be no time to find a resolution prior to the race... I would expect something like an unsafe pit lane entry would have been picked up during the track inspection?

FreeJack - Unregistered

October 22, 2010 9:29 PM

Yeah, pat yourself on the back for pushing this race through on a practically unfinished and unsafe track, Bernie...if anyone gets hurt this weekend, it's on you.

Mark _

October 22, 2010 10:06 PM

This is the third F1 track in a row that Tilke has designed with issues with the pit entry or exit. Didn't they have to modify Singapore's pit entry? There are concerns regarding the tunnel at the pit exit in Abu Dabi and now this. Are the pits just an after thought for this guy?

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