FIA makes modifications to Bahrain barrier after Romain Grosjean crash

Forward of Components One’s return to the Bahrain Worldwide Circuit for this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix, the FIA has modified the barrier the place Romain Grosjean had his fiery accident, including a wall of tyres to scale back the chance of a repeat.

F1 will race on Bahrain’s outer structure this weekend within the second of two races on the Bahrain Worldwide Circuit this season. The structure for this weekend’s race retains the opening three corners, together with the part of observe the place Grosjean crashed, however then leaves the same old structure at Flip 4, cuts out the infield, and rejoins at Flip 13 of the conventional observe.

Grosjean’s accident destroyed the part of Armco barrier on the suitable of Flip 3 and was changed for the restart of Sunday’s race with concrete blocks.

Armco has now been reinstalled rather than the concrete blocks and two rows of tyres, designed to assist dissipate power and defend the integrity of the barrier in a repeat, have been added.

The FIA has additionally prolonged the present tyre barrier on the right-hand aspect at Flip 9, which is the purpose the place the outer structure rejoins the conventional grand prix circuit. A kerb between Flip 8 and Flip 9 has additionally been eliminated to scale back the chance of vehicles changing into airborne within the occasion of an accident.

An FIA assertion stated the modifications have been made “following a overview of the latest Bahrain FIA Components One World Championship occasion.”

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