Hot News
for your iPhone
for your iPad
Go to our forums to discuss this news
DATE News (chronologically)
Minor alterations made to Monza circuit
Minor alterations have been made to the curbing of the Monza circuit ahead of this weekend's Italian Grand Prix, in a bid to avoid a repeat of incidents similar to that experienced by Toro Rosso driver Jean-Eric Vergne during the 2012 event.

Last season's race saw Vergne become airborne over the Turn 1 chicane, having lost control under braking. Entering the corner at a sideways angle, the kerbing launched his car into the air, before he suffered a heavy landing. To remedy the situation, circuit officials have lengthened the lead edges of the curbs at the apexes of Turns 1 and 4.

Other modifications include the extension of the curbs at the first Lesmo in order to prevent damage to the grass verge, and the replacement of a guardrail next to the first corner. In a further attempt to stop cars running excessively wide on the exit of the Variante Ascari chicane, the artificial grass has been extended by 50 meters.

Hot News Archives
2000 2001 2002 2003

Search Hot News
Search Help
AutoRacing1 Inc. BBB Business Review