The curbs at Yas Marina Circuit have been adjusted following feedback from the drivers after the first two free practice sessions. Coming out of Turns 5 and 9, the riders encountered some double red and white curbs, which are now less sharp. With this, the race management grants requests from the drivers, who feared possible damage.
Autosport reports that the curbs have been adjusted. The drivers, teams and tire supplier Pirelli all expressed concerns about the increased curbs after Friday’s free practice sessions. At the ends of this kerb were sharp peaks, which are now somewhat rounded. Thus, it is referred to as a less ‘aggressive’ curb.
During the drivers briefing after Friday, the subject was raised by various parties. The drivers wanted the curbs to be adapted so that they could be used more during the race. In addition, several participants indicated that they preferred not to use dangerous curbs because of possible damage. Haas, for example, has run out of spare parts.
Pirelli also with a warning
A warning also came from Pirelli and that is not entirely incomprehensible. Two Grands Prix ago, in Qatar, there was also an aggressive curb in the penultimate corner, after which several drivers suffered a flat tire. The Italian tire supplier also wanted the adjustments to Yas Marina Circuit for safety reasons.