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Track changes for Monaco Grand Prix

by Ravi Ved Pics: Dppi Posted on May 17, 2012 12:27 IST 783 Views

Organisers of the Monaco Grand Prix have announced that the street circuit of Monaco will see some changes to improve the safety for the drivers on the track


Monaco Grand Prix



Round six of the 2012 instalment of Formula 1 will take the teams to Monte Carlo, which is considered to be one of the most challenging circuits on the calendar. The track is extremely tricky and narrow, offering very few opportunities to overtake, and has barely any run offs making it extremely accident prone.

The primary changes have been made at the exit of the tunnel following Sergio Perez's crash in Free Practice last year. The track surface there was extremely bumpy which has been taken care of by levelling it out and the banking on this section of the circuit has been improved as well. The wall Perez crashed into on the exit of Nouvelle Chicane has also been moved back by 14.6 metres. Changes have been made at the pit exit allowing cars to rejoin the circuit at much higher speeds enabling them to seamlessly merge with on-track cars, thus increasing safety.

Further changes include laying of high-grip surfaces on some escape roads, and replacing tyre barriers with TecPro barriers. The Monaco Grand Prix is considered to be one among the most prestigious automobile races in the world alongside the Indianapolis 500-mile race and the 24-Hours of Le Mans. The three races form the triple crown of the most famous races in the world.

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