F1 drivers win fight over Monza run-off

Tue, 28 August 2007, 10:55

Following the long-standing protest of F1’s driver union, Monza has made a safety modification to the historic circuit ahead of the upcoming test and Italian grand prix.

Before the three-day pre-race test kicked off at the Autodromo Nazionale on Tuesday, it was reported that the gravel trap at the controversial second chicane has been asphalted.

Spanish newspaper Diario As said the request of the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association (GPDA) dates back to 2000, when marshal Paolo Gislimberti was killed during a multiple car pile up at the left-right flick.

The issue reached a head last September, when the GPDA threatened to boycott the Monza circuit because their safety pleas were being ignored.

Leading drivers were at the time also calling for the replacement of outdated kerbs at the high-speed circuit, but it is understood that Monza has only modified the second chicane run-off.

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