But Bottas said the track would be “a lot better without” the chicane when asked by RaceFans, saying it would create a better overtaking opportunity.
“It’s a track that – I’m sure there are many tracks that are much more difficult to overtake [at] than here – but I think it would make the track a bit cooler in a way. A super-long straight, there would be some really nice overtakes at the end of the back straight and very high speeds. So I think that would be cool. But now there’s a chicane and we go around it.”
Following last year’s return to the track race director Charlie Whiting said drivers’ opinions on removing the chicane would be sought. Although the track configuration cannot be changed for this weekend, Bottas said he would consider raising the subject at tomorrow’s drivers’ briefing. “I’m sure other drivers will do,” he added.
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