Monaco Grand Prix: Formula 1 drivers condemn dangerous new kerbs on Monte Carlo street circuit

Frenchman Romain Grosjean, who is head of the Grand Prix Drivers Association, and Mexican Sergio Perez both said the new kerb at Monaco could cause airborne accidents.

AFP May 25, 2017 14:48:01 IST
Monaco Grand Prix: Formula 1 drivers condemn dangerous new kerbs on Monte Carlo street circuit

Barcelona: Top drivers set to race in this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix expressed fears on Wednesday that new kerbs around the swimming pool complex section of the demanding city course could be dangerous.

Monaco Grand Prix Formula 1 drivers condemn dangerous new kerbs on Monte Carlo street circuit

Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen steers his car during the first free practice in Monaco. AP

Frenchman Romain Grosjean, who is head of the Grand Prix Drivers Association, and Mexican Sergio Perez both said the new kerb could cause airborne accidents.

"It looks like a take-off ramp," said Grosjean, of the Haas team. "If you clip your front wing, it could take it off because you’ve made a small mistake and it will fly you straight into the wall."

Force India driver Perez said: "I think the one we had before was big enough and if you hit it, it will send you to the wall... So, now, I think this (new) one will probably send you to the grandstand."

The new kerbs are part of a revised layout around the swimming pool, which also includes a revision of the speed bumps that follow in the sequence of corners leading to the Rascasse hairpin.

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