F1 » Parabolica gravel trap replaced at Monza


The Parabolica corner at Monza has been altered, with the gravel trap removed and a tarmac run-off area installed ahead of this year's Italian Grand Prix

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HairyLuthier

August 07, 2014 11:18 AM

Why? I would be surprised if there is any F1 fans that like these new sanitized run off areas. F1 has got to be the only sport in the world that does the opposite of what the entire fan base want. pathetic!

Welshie

August 07, 2014 11:32 AM

Wonder how many drivers we'll see running wide and just booting it to get an advantage on the straight.

This is why in my opinion modern drivers will never, and can never be as great as drivers from even 20 years ago. Because now if they run wide at Parabolica they bump over the small patch of grass and rejoin so they know they have that margin of error.

In the days of the gravel trap, drivers knew at best they'd lose a lot of time, at worse they'd be out of the race.

richard

August 07, 2014 1:18 PM

unfortunately gravel traps have a habit of flipping a car that goes in sideways. so it is really a safety issue. far better to use a surface that actually slows a car down, such as astro turf.

JedPB67

August 07, 2014 1:31 PM

Formula 1 has ruined the classic tracks with these run offs, Spa and now Monza. Furthermore it's destroying the new tracks that are being built, because they're all build with F1 in mind...COTA, Yas Marina, etc.

Matt2

August 07, 2014 3:06 PM

superdowg316: I believe that this change was for motorcycle racing safety rather than F1.


I have never hear anyone cry about safety of Monza in motorcycleracing. People are not as big of pu.... than people in 4 wheel racing...

F1 is absolute joke. Oh, you run out of corner? Well you can always come back from some new offline tarmac. Just a joke. If you **** up corner there should be penalty to pay, nowdays there are none. There is zero risk at this sport. I dont want to anyone get hurt but there should always be that risk involved in motorracing.

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