November 29, 2021

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Austin complicates US GP

Austin complicates US GP

Since the advent of the American calendar circuit as part of the return of the United States Grand Prix, the problem of moguls has been ubiquitous. This situation was reinforced by the instability of the terrain on which the track was built, but the recent technological developments in the F1 also contributed to the worsening of the situation with the heavy and fast single seaters.

Work is in progress to mitigate this issue, but MotoGP Americas GP has recently brought this issue back to the screen, with some riders even going as far as they wanted. Event canceled completely and simply, Or at least Compressed, Due to security issues caused by the runway situation.

Although the race went well completely and without major problems, a rebuild is needed to accommodate MotoGP in 2022. Formula 1 will also benefit from the first work in this direction, Says FIA Race Director Michael Masi: “I was on the phone with my FIM colleagues over the weekend [du GP des Amériques MotoGP] To really understand what the situation is. Most of the circuit has been refurbished from 2019 F1 GP to fix some issues that will appear in 2019. “

“Troubled areas on the bike are different from reopened areas, and one of FIA’s Platinum Circuit Inspectors, Tony Cottman, has already gone to Austin and reported. The tour is making some changes for us to address some of our concerns. They plan a few bumps specifically […] They do what they can at the appointed time. “

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However, this is not enough to completely eradicate these shortcomings. For Pierre Gasley, Texas weekend should be tricky in this regard. “I think it’s going to be a lot harder this weekend. After seeing MotoGP a few weeks ago, the bulbs that were already so big when we raced there last time are now more apparent.”

“The settings have to be compromised, but we don’t really know until we get there. I’m not particularly worried about it, because our car is working well everywhere right now and we need to avoid problems. The lie that awaits us is that we can continue to get closer.Alpine In the championship. “

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