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F1 Italian Grand Prix: 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
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.

The final corner at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza previously featured a section of grass before a gravel trap, penalising drivers for running wide when attempting to carry more speed on to the long start/finish straight.

However, pictures emerging on Twitter show that the gravel trap has been replaced by tarmac run-off on the entry to the corner at the very least.

This year's Italian Grand Prix takes place on the weekend of 05-07 September.




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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.

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!



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