Kerb height lowered at first chicane

The new high kerbs at the first chicane were reduced in height following criticism on the first day of the Italian GP weekend. "For me, these things are a safety risk," Toyota's Timo Glock, who had a violent spin over the new 'combination kerbs'...

The new high kerbs at the first chicane were reduced in height following criticism on the first day of the Italian GP weekend.

"For me, these things are a safety risk," Toyota's Timo Glock, who had a violent spin over the new 'combination kerbs' in morning practice, told Germany's Auto Motor und Sport.

He also said damage to the front wing and even the monocoque is possible if a driver strikes the kerbs at the wrong angle.

FIA race director Charlie Whiting responded by insisting the kerbs at both the first and second chicanes at Monza are actually "only two inches higher" than last year.

He also revealed that the same sort of kerbs are used at Montreal, the Nurburgring and Barcelona.

But it is believed the FIA responded by lowering the kerbs at least at the first chicane because they may have dissuaded drivers from attempting overtaking moves.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Timo Glock