F1 drivers weigh in on "challenging" Miami pit entry chicane - Motorsport.com

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The left/right complex, which points two apex kerbs, is approached by using drivers coming off the excessive velocity flip 18 kink simply earlier than the delivery/conclude straight.

As of Thursday afternoon the FIA had nonetheless now not painted the line or geared up the signal that marked the starting of the 80kmh speed limit zone, and which would oblige drivers to slow down earlier than tackling it.

It was at the beginning going to be placed after the chicane and in the beginning of the pitlane correct, but after a track inspection race director Niels Wittich determined to region it just earlier than the chicane for security factors. The white line turned into painted on Thursday night, and the speed limit signal introduced on Friday morning.

despite the fact even with the 80kmh limit imposed the advanced could still be elaborate if a driver has awkward contact with the kerbs and is pitched into the internal of the pit wall on the left.

"it is tight, nonetheless it depends how tons we will reduce," talked about AlphaTauri driver Pierre Gasly. "I've practised in the simulator, we've got accomplished form of now not taking the piss with track limits, however in fact maximising the track limits, after which it makes it issues less complicated.

"If we can not cross any white strains, then for bound, it's going to be somewhat challenging."

Gasly's teammate Yuki Tsunoda pointed out he changed into joyful that the pit entry chicane has kerbs in its place of just traces that may be less difficult for drivers to reduce across.

"i admire that. i will be able to say, it's more desirable than having like, handiest white traces," said. "I consider when it comes to consistency, or to make it more reasonable, I believe it be a good element to have.

"Of path, if you ride on the kerb too lots, you just leap out, and you go over the white line, and you've got a penalty.

"For me it be decent, it be in fact tight, however anyways, you should decelerate. So I feel that's the chicane is fairly first rate."

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requested if he expects to peer drivers make error he pointed out: "It is dependent upon the way you push in pit entry, it's more desirable to push in the music rather than outside of the tune. So for me, I don't feel you will have many blunders there."

Haas drivers Kevin Magnussen and Mick Schumacher mentioned that having the velocity limit imposed before the chicane would make it simpler.

"I don't know where they are going to put the 80kmh board," talked about the Dane. "If it be after that, then it's going be a beautiful full on. but I reckon they'll put it earlier than."

"I think it's only a rely of having drivers go flat out via it," talked about Schumacher. "So we are going to should see the way it goes.

"thankfully, it be now not a sprint qualifying event, so we do have the time in FP1, FP2 and FP3 to get on properly of it and keep in mind if there may be alternate necessary or now not. I suppose with the 80 pace restrict I consider you might be in a position to go through it and not using a difficulty."

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