Method 1 has confirmed particulars of modifications to the Yas Marina that are being made for this yr’s season finale.
As RaceFans revealed on Monday, two main modifications to the circuit are being made to take away a number of gradual corners. These embody the deletion of a chicane at turns 5 and 6, and changing turns 11 to 14 with a protracted, barely banked left-hand flip.
A sequence of gradual bends which leads drivers beneath the observe’s distinctive resort, turns 17 to twenty, may also be eased. The revision to show 20, the penultimate nook on the circuit, is anticipated to make it a flat-out nook for Method 1 vehicles.
It’s the first main modifications to the purpose-built circuit which was launched to the Method 1 calendar in 2009. It is because of maintain this yr’s season finale on December twelfth.
The appearing CEO of Abu Dhabi Motorsports Administration, Saif Al Noaimi, mentioned the alternations shall be accomplished in time for what might be this yr’s championship-deciding race.
“This programme, which represents a massively essential chapter within the Yas Marina circuit story, will contain work being carried out in three separate sections of the observe, rising the chance for drivers to overhaul and amplifying the aggressive nature of all motorsport occasions held on the venue.”
“Work will happen over the summer season, with completion anticipated nicely prematurely of this yr’s Method 1 Eithad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and we stay up for showcasing our new-look observe to motorsport followers each regionally and internationally within the coming months.”
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