News Details

FIA defends changes to Parabolica run-off

The FIA has defended its decision to tarmac over much of the Parabolica run-off at Monza ahead of this weekend's Italian Grand Prix. The gravel trap has punished many drivers over the past, but that is set to change as a large area is now tarmac, allowing a driver to simply rejoin the track if they make a mistake. FIA race director Charlie Whiting believes that's a good thing and says the change was done for safety reasons which he believes outweighs that of the need to punish a driver. "About 35 per cent of the gravel has been replaced," explained Whiting. "This has been requested for safety reasons by the FIA and the drivers, just as it has been at virtually every other...
Full Story »
1y ago from TheF1Times.com 0
Share

You May Also Be Interested In...

Lotus drivers back changes to Parabolica run-off

Whilst changes to the run-off at Parabolica weren't welcomed amongst...
1y ago from TheF1Times.com

Parabolica changes requested by drivers and FIA

New Parabolica FIA safety delegate Charlie Whiting has defended the...
1y ago from GrandPrix247.com

Lotus drivers back changes to Monza's Parabolica

Lotus’s Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado have welcomed the...
1y ago from Formula1.com

Drivers wanted Parabolica tarmac run-off - Whiting

Twitter Enlarge Charlie Whiting says F1 drivers were among those asking...
1y ago from espnF1.com

Elsewhere On The Network

Popular On MotoGPToday.com

Lorenzo lashes out at Espargaro

Movistar Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo has slammed Pol Espargaro following...
21h ago from SuperSport.com

Marquez Blog: This isn’t over yet

Regardless of how the race ended, the weekend was actually quite good…...
16h ago from MotoGP.com

Rossi Plays Down Psychological Edge Over Lorenzo

Valentino Rossi does not believe his victory in Sunday's British Grand...
12h ago from TheCheckeredFlag...

Marquez's title hopes over?

Marc Marquez’s crash at the Octo British Grand Prix brought a halt to...
13h ago from MotoGP.com

Popular On IndyCarToday.com

FEATURE: Dixon’s run to the IndyCar title

Scott Dixon's come-from-behind victory in the IndyCar Series had Juan...
56m ago from SpeedCafe.com

IndyCar: Herta aiming to return with Chaves in 2016

Fresh off a smooth run to 15th in the standings and Rookie of the Year...
9h ago from Racer.com

IndyCar: Dixon pockets $1 million bonus for winning...

Less than 24 hours after claiming the fourth Verizon IndyCar Series...
23h ago from Racer.com

Wilson wins IndyCar fan favourite award

– The late Justin Wilson was posthumously awarded IndyCar's fan...
16h ago from GPUpdate.net

Popular On TotalWRC.com

Kubica's rallying passion undimmed

In his second full season in the World Rally Car category, the former F1...
16h ago from WRC.com

Al-Attiyah to return in 'fantastic' Skoda

Qatari confirms Spain in new Fabia R5
1d ago from WRC.com

Lefebvre handed second Citroen WRC outing

Stephane Lefebvre has been handed his second opportunity in the WRC with...
1d ago from Crash.net

F1 ace Jenson Button tests Mini and VW Beetle...

Formula 1 star Jenson Button tested rallycross cars at Lydden Hill today...
6d ago from Motorsport.com

Popular On GunnersToday.com

Legend Thierry Henry: Arsene Wenger's transfer...

GETTY MISSED OUT: Arsenal only signed one player this summer “I...
2h ago from DailyStar.co.uk

Thierry Henry Convinced Arsenal Tried To Sign New...

It has been reported that Arsenal icon Thierry Henry suggested his former...
26m ago from Nastytackle.com

Premier League transfer window review: how did they...

Arsenal Arsène Wenger’s belief in his players is total and he...
3h ago from TheGuardian.com

Report: Arsenal approach for Simone Zaza rejected by...

Arsenal had a late deadline day approach for Juventus forward Simone Zaza...
4h ago from SportsMole.co.uk

Comments

comments powered by Disqus

Hottest News

Recent News

2014 GPToday.com
GPToday.com is not responsible for the news headlines and associated descriptions and images it indexes, the content of externally linked sites or the comments & postings of its users.

This website is unofficial and is not associated in any way with the Formula One group of companies. F1, FORMULA ONE, FORMULA 1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX and related marks are trade marks of Formula One Licensing B.V.