Even at the Imola circuit the track limits, basically those “boundaries” of the track beyond which the drivers cannot go in the race weekend, have led to many discussions after the event. If in Bahrain they were decisive in awarding the victory to Lewis Hamilton, on the Santerno track these limits precluded – for example – Lando Norris a terrific qualifying, forcing the McLaren driver to a comeback in the race that ended with third place. The topic is hot among the drivers, and Scuderia Ferrari Spanish driver Carlos Sainz has his say on the matter.
The Spaniard, in short, wants fairness of judgment and uniformity of application of the track limits in a Grand Prix: “I have already given my opinion to the FIA, we must use uniformity, the same rules are needed at every corner. It doesn’t matter if we use the white line or whatever, but there must be a limit. I think all the drivers share this opinion” – said the Ferrari driver. Carlos Sainz unwittingly also alluded to gravel, which is what the president of the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association chairman Alexander Wurz would like .
The former Austrian Formula 1 driver has no doubts: “I have always been an enemy of the artificial limits of the tracks, we need natural limits. Grass or gravel works much better. If all drivers go very wide on purpose, this invalidates the race director’s safety calculations. So there is no choice, we have to introduce natural limits, whether it be gravel or grass.” – he told his compatriots from ÖRF . The problem, however, is not so much the return of gravel or grass, as the “shared” use of the circuits with other categories that do not include them.
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