More track repairs at Miami’s turn 17 before final practice

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More track repairs have been performed at turn 17 at the Miami International Autodrome overnight after the surfaced deteriorated during yesterday’s practice sessions.

The race organisers previously carried out repair work at the corner, as well as turn seven, following pre-event activities at the track on Thursday.

The FIA confirmed “the apex and the exit of turn 17 have been resurfaced” ahead of Saturday’s final practice session and qualifying at the track.

F1 is sharing the track with two other series this weekend. The W Series and Porsche Sprint Challenge qualifying sessions were scheduled to take place before final practice, and Pirelli will also run more of its supercar hot laps. W Series’ first race of the year will take place between the two F1 sessions.

FIA Formula 1 race director Niels Wittich also confirmed a change to the pit lane entrance. The two kerbs forming a chicane have been removed and replaced with bollards. During practice yesterday George Russell said there was no point having the kerbs there as the 80kph pit lane speed limit begins before they are reached.

Miami International Autodrome track map, 2021
Miami International Autodrome track map, 2021

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6 comments on “More track repairs at Miami’s turn 17 before final practice”

  1. Let’s see if they’ll do concrete for the race.

  2. Why oh why do we keep bringing races to countries with zero racing know how :/

    1. someone or something
      7th May 2022, 19:22

      The irresistible call of money waiting to be used for sportswashing, probably.

    2. some racing fan
      7th May 2022, 20:18

      How does this site attract users with zero racing knowledge like you?

      1. Classy, and asking his question to him despite it having been well called for.

        You must be the teacher’s favorite.

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