US News Driver worried: Pit exit in Portimao could be dangerous

12:15  25 october  2020
12:15  25 october  2020 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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Die Boxengasse in Portimao ist für die Fahrer keine Musterlösung © Motorsport Images The pit lane in Portimao is not a model solution for the drivers

Will the pit exit in Portimao be a big problem? The Formula 1 drivers expressed concerns after the training session that the pit exit in Portugal could be dangerous if it sends cars into traffic. Because the pit lane ends exactly before Turn 1 and laid out such a tight line on Friday that the drivers in the fast Turn 1 are significantly slower than the drivers coming from the start / finish.

After a discussion in the driver briefing on Friday evening, a change was made for Saturday. The last part of the white line at the exit was opened further to the left, so that the pilots can now drive a little earlier to the left and thus take a higher speed into the first corner.

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Although this has improved the situation a bit, some pilots are still concerned about how things will look in the race if a driver who comes out of the pits no longer voluntarily makes room as in practice.

"They did their best to postpone this part of the pit exit, but it's still incredibly tight," said Red Bulls Alexander Albon. "It's going to be pretty difficult. I think Turn 1 could be pretty dangerous if a car comes out of the pit lane."

"We discussed that yesterday," says Daniel Ricciardo. "They opened the line a little so that we could simply thread us in, but that's still only a temporary solution. It's not the best pit exit," said the Renault driver.

It is said that the FIA ​​prefers a different solution should one come back to Portimao. Then the pit exit could only lead onto the track after turn 1.

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