Formula 1 cars will be able to take Mugello’s famous Arrabbiata corners flat-out, Mercedes’ simulation of the track indicates.
“You have very high-speed chicanes, basically, most of them. Some of them are faster than others. You have to be very precise on the lines, entries to really get the car well-settled.”
The Arrabbiata corners are “completely flat out”, said Gutierrez. “We get into Arrabbiata one and Arrabbiata two basically completely flat-out. So you can imagine the amount of G-forces the cars are going to be generating through those corners, it’s going to be just incredible.”
Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff knows the circuit from his time as a racing driver. He expects they will have to make a trade-off between the downforce required for the many quick corners and the need to be quick down the long straight leading into the slowest corner San Donato, turn one.
“I haven’t seen the set-up and downforce projections, the only thing I know is by having raced there, that there is a very, very long, straight, but also lots of corners where you need the downforce,” said Wolff.
“So it would be interesting to see that our modern Formula 1 car goes through Arrabbiatas and how that will be.”
Mugello track map
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