Michael Aunty, director of Formula 1 Race, has announced that two rows of tires will be installed at the same venue before the holiday race at the same venue where Roman Grosszian crashed at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday.
Although the Sakhi Grand Prix will use a different track layout for last week’s race – the ‘Outer Loop’ circuit that misses the infield section – cars will still run between 3 and 4 turns where Grosszian was heavily wrecked.
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At that time the damaged barrier was replaced with a temporary concrete block so that the race could continue. To avoid a repeat of the incident, however, the Frenchman’s Hush car exploded in the barrier, leaving two rows of tires in front of the steel structure for this weekend’s Grand Prix.
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The Race Director’s notes also indicate that two more safety changes will be made to the circuit: “The tire barrier will be extended to the right of the T9 and the four-row depth of conductive belted tires will be increased.
“The right-hand curb between the T8 and T9 will be removed to reduce the risk of a car being blown away when using the Outer Circuit layout.
“These changes are in accordance with Article 5 of the FIA Circuit License Terms relating to the issue and the current FIA Grade 1 license will be valid for all configurations on the Bahrain International Circuit.”
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