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F1 European GP: Differing opinions over high-speed ‘chicane’ pit entry

Nico Rosberg says a 'massive accident' could happen at the high-speed pit entry, but Daniel Ricciardo regards it as an extra challenge.
Nico Rosberg and Jenson Button have signalled their disapproval for the pit-lane entry on the Baku City Circuit, with the Mercedes driver suggesting there is a 'massive accident to be had'.

With a long, high-speed stretch from T16 to T1 set to see speeds reach 350km/h, concerns have been raised about the pit-entry point that will be attacked initially at full throttle.

Indeed, though a 'chicane' has been installed at the entry, significantly the pit-lane speed limit is set to come after this section, raising concerns that drivers could attack it too hard in an attempt to make up time and have an accident.

“There is a massive accident to be had if you go a little bit more than that. If you try and get your second you can turn in and have a big one,” said Nico Rosberg.

“It is like we have gone backwards in certain areas, I don't know why,” added Button upon learning the limiter will come after the kink.

However, Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo feels it is a positive feature of the circuit as it provides an added challenge for a driver looking to collect lap time.

“I actually think it's going to be quite cool because pit entry is always a part you can gain a little bit of time. This one in particular I think if a driver gets it right and a driver doesn't quite go in there as committed or makes a mistake, there's easily half a second if not a second on that pit entry, between a good one and a bad one.

“You either crash or you lose a lot of time, it could be cool if you are battling someone in the race and you are trying an undercut or an overcut maybe what you do on the pit entry maybe dictate who wins that position. I like it actually, it looks good.”

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by Ollie Barstow



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mrfill

June 17, 2016 1:16 AM

I could be mistaken but I thought that most corners, if approached too fast, will lead a driver into some trouble. This can be easily avoided by going slightly less quickly. Most drivers seem to manage this most of the time and they spend quite a lot of their time traversing corners so they should be quite used to them now.

SoSlo

June 17, 2016 1:51 AM

well i guess drivers should never crash huh ?! wow you got it all figured out! why are you posting on crash and not getting paid big bucks as a consultant to all the F1 teams?



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