Formula 1 news: The Jeddah race-track produced a sensational event the previous campaign. But, many Formula 1 drivers have conveyed safety concerns about the fast-speed last part of the circuit.
The major problem was that the disposition of the barriers hampered vision in a few fast sections. And, this was a big safety risk. This is because the drivers were not able to see beyond. The vision was not enough to clearly see ahead of them if there was any occurrence.
CEO Martin Whitaker talked about the latest evolution at the circuit. He explained that they will make efforts to address and deal with these concerns. And, enhance visibility before the episode re-occurs in March for the 2022 campaign.
On behalf of F1 Jeddah, he explained that they have been endeavouring to improve in some areas for the next event.
He said, primarily, there are going to be a few minor changes on the track.
And, these modifications are directly associated with the racers’ sight-angle from his car seat. He added that it is a minor undertaking. But, it will benefit and improve visibility in around two nooks.
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Whitaker said, secondly, they will bring some little alterations to the barriers as well. These modifications will help the lines the racers take around the circuit.
For last year’s final race, a greater part of the infrastructure enclosing the location did not complete in time. So, they should ensure that the new work they are embarking on now improves everything this time. It is significant, particularly, for the fans attending the event.
He added that there are two areas in which they are working on. They are doing so in order to enrich the experience for the spectators. Especially the fans who will return to the sprint in March.
He added that they were intending on amending some of the angles of the grandstands. This will enhance visibility. And, at the same time, they also plan to expand the size and evolve the Fan Zones. They proved to be incredibly popular in the last season.
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Further, he said they had to prepare the entire thing in a very short amount of time. But, now they have got a small break before this second race. Hence, they are in a better place. And, they will be able to understand their constraints better.
He added that because of the location, they can not differ too much. The reason is that the circuit is situated on a lean piece of land near the sea. However, they are surely focusing on the course’s entrance and exit.
Because of the limits of the circuit’s location, the management of traffic was a problem. And, there were factors with the road system that gave rise to undue holdups, he added.
Moreover, he said that there were many lessons they have learned. And, now they have the time to get these facets settled so as to make sure that whosoever who comes back there, has a great experience. If not a better one, then an “equally good one, he said.