Drivers concerned about Yeongam pit entry

Fri, 22 October 2010, 12:01

Oct.22 (GMM) F1 drivers have expressed concern about the design of the pit entry at the new Yeongam circuit in Korea.

A report in the British newspaper The Mirror said the issue will be at the top of the agenda in the drivers’ meeting late on Friday.

“I’m worried,” confirmed reigning world champion Jenson Button.

He said the ultra-fast last corner of the track is tackled at 175 mph by drivers who are lapping normally, and slower by cars who are about to pull into the pits.

“If the driver in front of you lifts to come in it’s going to be very tricky to react fast enough,” said the McLaren driver.

Lotus’ Jarno Trulli agreed that drivers at potentially different speeds on the racing line of a fast corner is a safety issue.

“It’s going to be a bit tricky,” said the Italian. “I don’t like the prospect very much.”

There are also concerns about the pit exit, with Red Bull team Christian Horner jokingly wondering if the layout was actually designed to run in the opposite direction.

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