Trulli gives thumbs-up to Monza changes 29 Aug 2007
The run-off area at Monzas second chicane has been changed from gravel to asphalt ahead of this years Italian Grand Prix, and Tuesdays test session was the drivers first chance to view the revisions first hand.
The alterations were made following discussions between circuit officials and the Grand Prix Drivers Association (GPDA), who were concerned that the existing gravel trap was an unnecessary hazard, due to the risk of cars digging into it and flipping over at high speed.
The second chicane now has a tarmac surface instead of gravel and it is good to see that, said Toyotas Jarno Trulli, one of the drivers involved in the talks. A definite step forward.
The asphalt surface should now make it far easier for drivers to recover from incidents at the chicane, which they approach at speeds of around 330km/h.