Here’s an amusing video of Nico Rosberg tracing a lap of Spa-Francorchamps while blindfolded.
He reckons Eau Rouge is definitely still flat-out, though presumably he won’t be tackling it with his eyes covered:
Eau Rouge… unfortunately nowadays isn’t that difficult any more. Because of all the downforce on the car, it’s become quite easy to take flat out.
Of course this year downforce levels have been cut, but the drivers have slick tyres instead. Will Eau Rouge still be taken flat-out? Toyota’s Pascal Vasselon reckons so:
It has lost a bit of its magic now that it is easily flat out. We expect it to remain flat out in the dry this season even considering the aerodynamic changes, largely because the slick tyres compensate for the loss of downforce with increased grip.
This got wondering can anyone drive a lap of an F1 track on a racing game blindfolded? There’s a YouTube video I’d like to see…