Kevin Magnussen suggests he supports the keep track of improvements designed to the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne but hopes they will not make overtaking “too easy”.
The road circuit all over community streets that circle Albert Park just south of downtown Melbourne town has been seriously revised for its return to the Formulation one calendar in 2022. Lots of corners have been re-profiled or designed broader, with the outdated flip 9 and 10 chicane in the 2nd sector bypassed wholly.
Magnussen suggests he is in favour of circuits becoming modified in a bid to boost racing, but admits to owning some considerations in excess of no matter if the improvements will go also much in producing overtaking simpler.
“I experienced the identical assumed when I observed the format on this keep track of that possibly some of it was in excess of the best, possibly,” explained Magnussen.
“Removing, at the very least what was flip 9 and 10 – I never assume they essential to do that. But they’ve designed a massive work to make the display greater and I assume that is a excellent issue. Tracks undertaking their most effective to boost racing is a excellent issue. Let us see how it goes in the race.”
The Haas driver, who raced all over the Melbourne circuit the final time it held an function again in 2019, suggests he thinks it is essential that circuits strike the appropriate stability concerning making it possible for for overtaking alternatives although also not producing it not possible for motorists to protect their place.
“I assume there is distinctive viewpoints of what is superior racing,” he stated. “Too effortless overtaking can be undesirable as properly.
“It just variety of places absolutely everyone in their appropriate place, if you want, in phrases of speed. It is variety of like a stability – some tracks have just the appropriate stability to however have some racing, however have some motion, but also some possibility to protect. If you just cannot protect – if you just get overtaken if you are even a small little bit slower – then that is also not a superior issue. So it is about stability, I assume. So we’ll see how it is on this keep track of in the race.”
With a fourth DRS zone extra on the recently-established straight managing from flip 8 as a result of to the rapidly chicane of turns 9 and 10, Magnussen expects racing to be “full-on” down the new higher pace extend.
“I assume it will be a small greater,” he explained. “I never assume into flip nine… you can overtake. You could do, but I’m not positive.
“I assume that corner – that they have not offered a corner amount – but with DRS the bend in advance of flip 9 is likely to be quite entire-on, I assume, with the DRS on, I assume the vehicles are likely to be pretty free there.
“Also with the vehicles – in Jeddah with some overtakes than we did final yr in the race. So the vehicles are absolutely greater at subsequent and I assume overtaking, even if they did not alter the keep track of, I assume you’d see additional overtaking.”
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