Albon Welcomes Removal of Chicane to Enhance Racing on Barcelona F1 Track
Red Bull driver Alexander Albon has welcomed the removal of the chicane on the Barcelona F1 track for the upcoming Spanish Grand Prix, saying it will make the track more exciting and allow for more overtaking opportunities.
The chicane, located at the end of the track’s long straight, has been removed as part of a series of changes made to the track ahead of this year’s race. The move has been widely praised by drivers, who believe it will improve the racing experience for both drivers and fans.
“It’s definitely going to aid overtaking,” said Albon. “You’re going to have a DRS zone, then you immediately have a heavy braking zone turn one, which is going to promote overtaking.”
The removal of the chicane is just one of a number of changes made to the track, which has been resurfaced in several areas and had its kerbs and run-off areas reprofiled.
The Importance of Overtaking Opportunities
Overtaking is one of the most exciting aspects of F1 racing, and the Barcelona track has traditionally been one where overtaking has been difficult. However, with the removal of the chicane and the introduction of a DRS zone, drivers are hopeful that they will be able to overtake more easily and put on a show for fans.
“Whenever there is a chance to overtake, it’s always good,” said Albon. “For me, the most important things are safety and overtaking opportunities. It’s great to see the track being changed to promote both of these things.”
Albon’s Hopes for the Spanish Grand Prix
Albon, who is currently fifth in the F1 standings, said he is looking forward to the Spanish Grand Prix and hopes to have a strong showing at the track. “I like the track and it suits me quite well,” he said. “I’m hoping we can have a good weekend and be fighting at the front.”
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Red Bull driver Alexander Albon has praised the removal of the chicane on the Barcelona F1 track, saying it will enhance the racing experience for drivers and fans. With the introduction of a DRS zone and a heavy braking zone turn one, drivers are hopeful that they will have more overtaking opportunities, making for a more exciting race weekend. Albon is looking forward to the Spanish Grand Prix and hopes to be fighting at the front. #SPORT