News at the Dutch GP: Formula 1 will test modifications at the Zandvoort circuit
After the Belgian Grand Prix and one of the favorite circuits of fans and drivers of the Formula 1, motorists prepare for the race in the Netherlands. Max Verstappen’s home GP returned to the Grand Circus calendar last year, after 36 since it was last held there. In this sense, the Zandvoort circuit had to be renovated to accommodate modern F1 and for the next edition, which will take place on the first weekend of September, they will test new changes to make the event more competitive and entertaining.
The Dutch Grand Prix has returned to the calendar of the Formula 1 in 2021, after the revolution that took place in the country with the current world champion, Max Verstappen. To make it fit for the Grand Cirque again, they had to make some major changes, but it’s still difficult for riders to race against each other on the track, due to the narrowness of the track. According to Viaplay, For this season, the FIA and F1 will carry out a test in Free Practice 1 and evaluate the activation of a DRS section before the last corner.
“The current position is that we will have the DRS before the last corner, so sooner, to improve the race in Zandvoort a bit. But we remain open about this and will ask the teams for their opinion. We have already asked him during the exercises, but we will also ask him after the first free practice. And if we think there is a safety risk, no matter how small, it is clear that we will have to act and change things after that,” said FIA single-seater technical director Nikolas Tombazis. About the new changes to the next GP of the Formula 1.
What will cause the change
According to statements provided to Motorsports, Pirelli competition director Mario Isola explained what the consequences would be if DRS is activated early on the tyres. Such management is one of the most important elements in the premier class of motorsport.
“Normally when you open the DRS the load is transferred to the front, so the front tires are much more loaded than the rear. We will therefore have to check the data after this test to understand if, in these conditions, the rear tires skate.” , for example, and whether there may be overheating on the surface or, for example, the load level at the front. But it’s a bit difficult at the moment to make a correct prediction,” he explained.
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