Lotus drivers back changes to Parabolica run-off
|29 August 2014 by TF1T Staff | M||Tweet
Whilst changes to the run-off at Parabolica weren't welcomed amongst Formula 1 fans, it seems the drivers are more open to the change.
The famous Parabolica run-off has caught out many drivers in the past who have tried to brake a little too late for the final corner at Monza only to find their car beached in the gravel trap, but that won't be much of a concern this year as the gravel has been replaced with tarmac.
Romain Grosjean has welcomed the change from a safety point of view and actually thinks the change will see drivers pushing harder.
"Parabolica is a very challenging and quick corner so from a safety point of view it is a good thing to have some more margin for the drivers.
"I remember sometimes in the past coming in to the corner and knowing that to brake even a little bit too late then you could be straight in the gravel and then straight to the wall at high speed. I think that now what you will see is the drivers finding the limits sooner, because we know there will not be the big gravel and crash penalty like previously."
Pastor Maldonado agrees: "I don't think it will make too much difference really. The approach will be the same which is to take it as quickly and efficiently as possible. Of course there is the obvious safety element which means that you have less risk if you go off. I think this is good from a safety point of view because it is a quick corner with not that much room on the outside."