“It's interesting that the FIA hasn't set it before and after the Parabolica, on the basis that you might catch someone, maintain a minimum gap in the Parabolica, and then be able to make a pass on the pit straight," he suggested, "I guess they reasoned that was possible already and overtaking into Parabolica would be very difficult, so they've tried it in the other area for perhaps a larger lap time advantage for the trailing car. They are very rigorous in the method they apply to determine the zone and it seems to be working well.”
With Force India
having scored points on both the tight Hungaroring
and faster sweeps of Spa, meanwhile, Harlow remains optimistic of another good showing at Monza.
“I would hope that we've still got the upper hand [on the teams around us in the constructors' championship]," he claimed, "I think we've got nothing to fear but, equally, there's no reason to be more bullish than anywhere else. Get it right and you'll go well, get it wrong and it's easy to mess up.”