Formula 1 drivers gave their views after the race on whether removing the chicane at the Circuit de Catalunya created overtaking opportunities.
Max Verstappen set the fastest ever lap of the Circuit de Catalunya as he claimed pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix.
Drivers say their necks will be “falling off” in this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix now they are no longer using the slow chicane at the end of the lap.
F1 drivers including Lewis Hamilton are keen to see the Circuit de Catalunya remain on the calendar, following rumours the Spanish GP could move to Madrid.
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Lewis Hamilton is glad Formula 1 won’t use the slow chicane at the Circuit de Catalunya this year and other drivers also welcomed the change.
The operators of the Circuit de Catalunya intend to offer Formula 1 the option of bypassing the slow chicane at the end of the lap for future races.
Formula 1 has announced a new deal which will keep the Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya until at least 2026.
Formula 1 could revert to using the original final corners at the Circuit de Catalunya if it returns to the track in future.
While some drivers said Catalunya’s new turn 10 is “much better”, another wants the old corner back. Here’s what they had to say about the revised bend.
Formula 1 drivers gave mixed reactions to the new turn 10 at the Circuit de Catalunya and differing views whether it will promote good racing.
Carlos Sainz Jnr says he’s eager to try the original, high-speed configuration of the final two corners at the Circuit de Catalunya.
Lando Norris is concerned the Circuit de Catalunya’s new turn 10 may make overtaking harder, and doubts removing the chicane would improve matters either.
Formula 1 should stop using the chicane at the Circuit de Catalunya to improve races at the track, according to new Grand Prix Drivers Association director George Russell.
Revisions to turn 10 at the Circuit de Catalunya have made it similar in shape to the original version of the corner, but with a larger gravel run-off area.