Staff Emeritus | Motorsport Engineer
Monza's famous parabolica corner has had it's gravel trap filled in with tarmac, is this the end of the world?
A majority of fans are outraged at the addition of a tarmac run-off on the outside of the corner, saying that the change removes any challenge from the corner. Many say that Bernie is to blame, but that doesn't seem to be the case.
The change is reportedly due to the return of World SBK to Monza in 2015. Tarmac run-offs are safer for motorcycle racers, as they can slide to a halt rather than be thrown off of the bike. If this is the case, then FIM is to blame - not the FIA.
The topic has been a talking point of F1 fans in this somewhat dull period of the year. What do you think about the alteration in Monza?