The track layout will be modified ahead to this November’s Australian Grand Prix , the most notable change coming to the Lakeside Drive section of the circuit. The slow Turn 9/10 complex will be turned into a flowing switchback, which will make the entry to the already quick Turn 11/12 complex even faster. Turn 13 will then be widened and the outside line re-profiled to positive camber to create multiple racing lines. There will also be widening work at Turn 6, to provide a faster run onto Lakeside Drive, and Turn 15 to make it harder for drivers to defend in the final sector. Turns 1 and 3 will also be widened on the inside to create more viable racing lines. According to Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO Andrew Westacott, the changes were designed based on simulations from Formula 1 and consultation with the likes of AGPC board member Mark Webber, and a number of current Formula 1 drivers. “The way we’ve approached it very holistic, broad and driven by consultation,” told Motorsport.com. “The track was put down in 1995 so therefore it’s extremely dated, not only from a surface point of view, but the cars have evolved. The track… Read full this story
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