Safety measures taken at Interlagos final corner

The FIA has revealed that a small number of measures have been taken ahead of this year's Brazilian Grand Prix as, like with all circuits on the calendar, updates are made to improve safety ahead of Formula One's annual visit.

With Interlagos being one of the most traditional venues on the calendar, modifications will always be minimal due to the limited amounts of space available in the surroundings of the São Paulo circuit; however, a number of changes have been made ahead of the 2009 race.

The largest visual difference to the circuit sees the outside wall of Turn 14 (Subida dos Boxes), the fast sweeping left-hander onto the start/finish straight, brought in towards the edge of the track in order to lessen the blow should a car leave the circuit.

Other changes include new artificial grass on the outside of Turn 4 (Subida do Lago), improved concrete drains at Turns 3 (Curva do Sol), 7 (Ferradura) and 11 (Mergulho), a debris fence added to the left-hand wall before the pit entry and all tire barriers increased in thickness by two rows.

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